Have you always wanted to understand the forestry industry and how it relates to your daily life?
Join Dr. Chris Taylor for a special Transitions in the Pub talk.
There are all sorts of labels on wood and paper products and it is confusing to know which products to support. Dr Chris Taylor will explain which products are derived from our now Critically Endangered Victorian native forests, and how to identify them. We will use this information, provide updates on other Victorian native forest matters and discuss ways we can each help protect these forests.
Dr Chris Taylor is the expert on the Forest Stewardship Council certification as it relates to Victorian products. He was a research fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne and is currently a researcher at the Department of Veterinary and Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne. Chris has conducted research in fields ranging from forest certification to spatial analysis of forest disturbance regimes through to analyzing projected climate change on agriculture. He has participated in numerous multi-stakeholder initiatives, such as serving on the board of directors for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia, performed audits of companies under the FSC and co-initiated the FSC’s Controlled Risk Assessment Matrix in Australia. He completed his PhD involving a critical analysis of the forest certification schemes applied in Australia.
Brought to you by Transition Darebin in partnership with Newlands Friends of the Forest, with ticket sales going to Wildlife of the Central Highlands (WOTCH).