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Forest sector applauds CCFM forest bioeconomy framework
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) fully supports the Forest Bioeconomy Framework launched recently by Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM).

“The Forest Bioeconomy Framework builds on our sector’s world-leading sustainability practices and our focus on finding environmental and economic value for every part of the tree.” said FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor. “This framework is a significant move forward to position forestry as a key player in the bioeconomy, supports the creation of new jobs and helps us meet Canada’s climate change commitments.”

The Forest Bioeconomy Framework establishes a path that will result in a forest bioeconomy that identifies sustainable bio-based materials from healthy forests available for high added-value manufacturing. The framework highlights innovation, collaboration, and investment and opens the door to further enhancing the sustainability of the forest sector through research, innovation and strong public policy.

“Canada is steward to 10% of the world’s forests and Canada’s forest products sector manages the most third-party certified and audited forests on the planet,” said Nighbor. “By continuing to embrace world-leading environmental standards and strengthening our focus on a growing bio-economy, we have a real opportunity to support jobs – especially in rural and northern communities – and maintain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace through responsible resource management.”

Our forest sector provides 230,000 direct and nearly 700,000 indirect jobs, and is a leader in the fight against climate change. It was the first major Canadian industry to launch a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon, which alone can help the federal government achieve 13% of its carbon reduction goal by 2030.

 

Fall 2017 News:
• Official opening of Nunavut’s Doris Gold Mine
• FPAC welcomes Low Carbon Economy Fund
• Bradshaw Gold Deposit news
• KIA and Agnico Eagle sign IIBA
• Kivalliq Energy revives significant Baffin Gold Project
• First Cobalt gets rights to contiguous property at Keeley-Frontier 
• Goldcorp acquires Exeter

• Forests Ontario commends province for tree planting program funding
• Forest sector applauds CCFM forest bioeconomy framework

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