November 20, 2017 – OTTAWA: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program launched today in Ottawa.

The $155-million program will fund clean technology projects, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental performance in the natural resources sector.

Canada’s forest products sector was the first major Canadian industry to commit to helping the Government of Canada meet its carbon reduction goals. In 2016, the sector launched the 30 X 30 Climate Change Challenge, pledging to remove 30MT of C02 per year by 2030 – 13% of the government’s goal.

“The Clean Growth Program will provide much needed support to forest product companies working hard to mitigate climate change,” says Derek Nighbor, CEO of FPAC.  “We are a sustainable industry committed to doing our part to take care of the environment for generations to come.”

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FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $67-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada’s GDP and operates in over 600 hundred communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country.

For more information:

Richard Walker
Senior Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Forest Products Association of Canada
rwalker@fpac.ca 613-563-1441 x 314
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