Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is in Vancouver this week to participate in Globe 2020 and an international discussion about the circular economy and the critical role that Canada’s forests and forestry workers are ready to play.
“As thought leaders gather in Vancouver this week, the planet is seized with an urgency to develop solutions to climate change and to create a greener economy,” noted Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of FPAC. “Our forests are a renewable resource and because of our people, Canada is a world leader in sustainable forest management. Our sector has invested more than $2 billion over the last decade in cutting-edge science to develop biofuels, bioproducts, and clean technologies that will enable everything from clothing to toothpaste to LCD screens to be made from wood fibre. We look forward to engaging with delegates, exploring common challenges, and sharing our Made in Canada innovative wood solutions with the world,” he added.
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $73.6-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 12 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.