When I wrote Beyond Certification I took special care, in the Preface, to note that I hoped to stimulate discussion, reflection and deep thinking. I wasn’t proposing THE solution, THE system to replace certification. I was rather sharing my thinking on where I had come to, or where we had collectively come to in The Forest Trust.
We have stimulated quite some discussion I think but most of that discussion has happened behind closed doors, between individuals or at best small groups. I know a lot of people have downloaded and read the book. I’ve had a lot of interesting discussions with some people, not least with the leaders of one of the world’s largest forest management certification schemes.