The General Assembly is FSC’s highest decision-making body – meaning that key decisions related to the organization are made here. Motions are proposals which members have put forward to make a change within the organization. Motions are then discussed and debated with the global membership before being voted on at the GA. 

In total, FSC members have submitted 63 motions for 2021 and 2022.  

There are 54 motions remaining for discussion in 2022.

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2022 Motions

During the 2022 General Assembly Members will debate and vote on the remaining 54 motions. A full list of motions up can be accessed by members on Members Portal.

2021 Motions

During the virtual 2021-2022 General Assembly held in October 2021, members debated and voted on the following motions which were either passed for implementation or not. 

  • Motion 02Change the frequency of FSC Ordinary General Assembly from 3 years to 4 years and spaces for member participation
  • Motion 03: Establishment of a system for virtual General Assembly to protect the continuous installation of the highest decision-making body and supreme authority of FSC 
  • Motion 04: Strengthening the Network by enhancing membership engagement in regional offices  
  • Motion 05: FSC International Performance  
  • Motion 11: Developing and applying social, environmental, and economic indicators for the implementation of the FSC Global Strategy
  • Motion 15: Sustainable Intensification  
  • Motion 20: Climate Emergency Motion  
  • Motion 24: FSC’s advocacy to promote forest management certification in tropical protected areas  
  • Motion 36: Deletion of Criterion 5.3 
  • Motion 48: Streamline the Ecosystem Services procedure, incorporate more services and maximise its potential
  • Motion 57: Expanding opportunities for remote FM and CoC auditing, beyond Covid, through a risk-based approach
  • Motion 61Compile a digital map of FSC-certified forests worldwide  

To view full text of each motion, please log into the Members Portal