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Profile of registrant

Verdens Skove / Forests of the World

Identification number in the register: 91758824529-02
Registration date: 14/11/10 23:14:54

The information on this organisation was last modified on 20/10/14 10:19:06
The date of the last annual update was 20/10/14 10:19:06

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Verdens Skove / Forests of the World
Legal status: Non-governmental organization
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Jan Ole Haagensen
Position: Sekretariatschef/Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Jan Ole Haagensen
Position: Sekretariatschef/Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 B Odensegade 
P.O. box: 5102
Århus C 8000
Telephone number: (+45) 86135232
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Goal: "Sustainable use of the forests of the world"

The organization works with forest policy at both the national level in Denmark, at the national level in several Latin American countries and at the global level within the UNFCCC, the CBD, the FSC and other forums.
We work with:
-better protection of indigenous peoples' rights, especially through projects in Central America and Bolivia
-maintaining the integrity the Forest Stewardship Council from within while promoting demand for sustainably sourced timber from without
-creating alternatives to overexploitation of forest resources through projects with forestry cooperatives, ecotourism, environmental education and agroforestry in Latin America
-creating awareness of the demand side drivers of forest destruction and the need to change consumption patterns
-driving change in Danish nature and forest policy to allow more dynamics and space for nature's own processes along with reintroduction of key species now extinct.
-creating awareness of the trade-offs that an intensive use of biomass for energy can pose for biodiversity and social concerns
-sending volunteers from Denmark to work on environmental projects in Latin America
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information: We are a number of volunteers that occasionally do lobby work at the national and EU level together with employees doing the same part time; the total may come close to one full time person

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Areas of interest representation:
Danish and EU nature and forest policy
Danish and EU biomass/biofuel policy
Danish development aid policy
Forest, indigenous population and tourism policy in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Bolivia
UNFCCC forest negotiations, especially REDD and LULUCF
CBD negotiations including Access and Benefit Sharing and the work programme on protected areas, especially forests

Activities include attending conferences, attending meetings with politicians and government officials, arranging public meetings, marches and campaigns, talking to journalists, writing letters, articles, op-eds and the like.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Environment


Total number of members that are natural persons: 17
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: the organisation is organised with a general assembly, a board and a secretariat with 17 staff. the organisation has 1.350 members.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The organization belongs to:
The Danish 92-group - forum for sustainable development
The Danish NGO-forum
The Danish Forest Council (Skovrådet)
The Green Contact Group (Det Grønne Kontaktudvalg)
The environmental chamber of the Forest Stewardship Council in Denmark and internationally
Climate Action Network-Europe
The Ecosystems Climate Alliance
The Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change

among others

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 2,341,000
of which public financing: 2,080,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 2,080,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 261,000
- donations: 200,000
- contributions from members: 25,000
-travel bureau activity : 36,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The figures above are rounded figures based on the 2012 annual account.

The organization's budgetary spending on lobbying the EU is close to zero as it is volunteer driven.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.