Dutch Sustainability Questions

The Dutch government asked ENGOs to help define sustainability characteristics for wood pellets. The ENGOs want them to be FSC certified but most Canadian wood pellets are not.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources logging residues, solid wood
Issues 3 social, 4 ecological, 4 economical
Keywords Wood pellets, certification
References http://magazine.canadianbiomassmagazine.ca/publication/?i=245551&p=6%23%7B%22page%22:6,%22issue_id%22:245551#{"page":6,"issue_id":245551}
Start date 01.01.2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Industry opposes the initiative of certifying the wood pellets for export ourside of Canada, when government and NGOs are in favour of FSC certifcation
Barriers for dialogue misunderstanding of pros/cons of FSC certification
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation
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