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The study on FSC Ecosystem Services Certification System
Forest Stewardship Council,FSC,Ecosystem Services,Ecosystem Services Certification,
|Publication Year :||2018|
The market scale and demand of ecosystem service face challenges on development and expansion because of the lack of well-designed monitoring system and certification system. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an independent, non-government, and not for profit organization, established ecosystem service certification system on the fields, including watershed services, biological diversity conservation, soil conservation, carbon sequestration and storage, and recreation services. In order to encourage buyers and sellers to enter the market and enhance the motivations on global forest conservation, the information of forest management and environment resources will be documented and communicated to the public for mitigating the problem of incomplete and asymmetric information (on the market).
The goal of this study is to discuss the progresses and challenges of FSC ecosystem service certification system. The pilot projects of Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services and FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure are literature reviewed and comprehensive analyzed. As the result, we discovered that, firstly, the current ecosystem service certification is limited by the difficulty of quantifying ecosystem services, which in turn of declining the demand of certification. Secondly, carbon sequestration and storage are still the most promising and potential services in the market. In the pilot, the city, Huong Son, Vietnam, obtained the FSC Ecosystem Service Certification on carbon sequestration and storage service, and become the first certified place in the world. Finally, according to the environmental conditions in Taiwan and the requirements of the FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure, Lianhuachi Research Center (LRC) is recommended to be the most suitable place on certifying ecosystem services. Because of rich biodiversity and water supply, Lianhuachi Research Center (LRC) could consider, in advance, biological diversity conservation, watershed services and recreation services for certification.
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