The current FSC Standard used for forest management evaluations in Ireland was developed in 2012.
Since then, the FSC Principles & Criteria have been revised, and so each country must now update their national Standards.
As there is currently no formally constituted, registered Irish FSC Standard Development Group, we will follow FSC Procedure 60-007 Structure, Content & Development of Interim National Standards (v1-2), which provides the full set of International Generic Indicators (IGIs) and Annexes as the starting point for local adaptation.
The IGIs can either be adopted as they are, or adapted with local specifications and thresholds.
AIE response includes a handy checklist of the Irish Laws and International Agreements and Protocols Pertinent to Forest Management in Ireland