FAQs

Observer taking notes during GA 2014
FSC AC / Juan Lopez

General Information

  1. What is the General Assembly?

    Normally held every three years, the FSC general assembly brings together many hundreds of leaders and decision-makers from Indigenous Peoples, environmentalists, businesses, and many others that make up FSC’s membership.​

  2. What happens at the General Assembly? ​

    Members propose key changes to FSC policies through submitting, discussing and voting on motions. They also participate in discussions on a range of topics aimed at finding solutions for a responsible future of the world’s forests and the people and animals who inhabit them. ​

  3. Why should I attend the General Assembly?

    The General Assembly is FSC’s highest decision-making body – meaning that key decisions related to the organization are made here. Attending the assembly gives members an opportunity to participate in this decision-making process as well as meeting hundreds of leaders and decision-makers from around the world.​

    • Engage with people who are co-creating solutions, transforming markets, and catalyzing change to help ensure Forests For All Forever 
    • Collaborate with others through side events and contribute directly towards shaping the future of responsible forest management solutions.  
    • Create connections with leaders and change-makers through social events and networking. 
    • Be inspired by success stories, case studies and innovative solutions to global climate and forest related challenges and opportunities.  
    • Gain diverse perspectives on key forest related topics through high-level keynote sessions. 
  4. Who can attend the General Assembly?​

    All FSC international members, FSC Staff, certificate holders and other interested stakeholders. ​

  5. When does it take place?​

    The general assembly typically takes place every three years. The second part of the 2021-2022 general assembly will take place as a hybrid event with both online and in-person components from 09-14 October 2022.​

  6. Where will it take place?​

    The in-person event will take place at the Westin Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali Indonesia and the online component will take place through online platforms.​

  7. What topics will be presented and discussed?​

    View the programme. More programme details will be added as they become available.

  8. The 2022 General Assembly is a hybrid event, what does that mean?

    The 2022 general assembly will take place as an in-person event with online components. This means that participants can choose to attend the event in-person at the Westin Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali Indonesia, or through the online streaming.

  9. How to register? ​

    Register online here for the 09-14 October General Assembly 2022.

  10. How to become a sponsor?​

    Please see our sponsorship information page here.​