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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 9: Tools and Resources
System for Integrated Environmental Assessment of Products (SimaPro)
Author Product Ecology Consultants (PRé)
Year
2010
Topic Techno-economic, GHG
Type
Impact Assessment Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
SimaPro is a widely used tool for lifecycle assessment (LCA) for collection, analysis and monitoring
of environmental information for products and services. The software follows the ISO 14040 series
and has integrated databases and impact assessment procedures.
Publisher Product Ecology Consultants
Link
http://www.pre.nl/simapro/
Forest Stewardship Council Principles and Criteria
Author Forest Stewardship Council
Year
Topic
Forest resources
Type
Sustainability certifcation/
standards
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for proft organization established to promote the
responsible management of the world’s forests. The Principles and Criteria were formulated in 1996.
Publisher Forest Stewardship Council
Link
http://www.fsc.org
Principles and Criteria: http://www.fsc.org/pc.html
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifcation (PEFC)
Author The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifcation (PEFC)
Year
Topic
Forest resouurces, Sustainability certifcation/ stand-
ards
Type Guidelines
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
PEFC is an international non-proft NGO dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management
(SFM) through independent third-party certifcation. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply
chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest
products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. PEFC
is an umbrella organization, working by endorsing national forest certifcation systems developed
through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. Each national
forest certifcation system undergoes rigorous third-party assessment against PEFC’s unique
Sustainability Benchmarks to ensure consistency with international requirements. PFEFC covers
both forest management and chain of custody verifcation.
Publisher The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifcation (PEFC)
Link
http://www.pefc.org/