Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Press Releases’ category - 2016

FPAC Applauds Expanded U.S. Recognition of Forest Certification

April 6, 2016 Press Releases No comments

OTTAWA – April 6, 2016: The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds today’s news that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will now recognize wood and paper products certified by a variety of authorities. The USGBC has previously recognized only sustainable forest management certification from a single standard. But the USGBC says builders and […]

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FOREST INDUSTRY WELCOMES BUDGET SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES

March 22, 2016 Press Releases No comments

March 22, 2016-Ottawa: The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to see today’s federal budget put strong emphasis on climate change initiatives, innovation and research and development. The budget tabled by the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, included a $1 billion fund over four years to support clean technology for the forest sector […]

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OPEN LETTER TO PREMIERS AND ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS

February 29, 2016 Press Releases No comments

February 29, 2016 Dear First Ministers, RE: Carbon First principle for infrastructure and procurement As you prepare for the March 3 meeting of First Ministers to discuss Canada’s climate change policy framework, we are writing to suggest your government’s consideration of a “Carbon First” principle for infrastructure spending and procurement policy decisions. This information is […]

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DEREK NIGHBOR TO LEAD FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

February 11, 2016 Press Releases No comments

February 11, 2016-OTTAWA: The CEO of Louisiana Pacific Corporation and Chair of the Board of Directors at the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Curt Stevens, is pleased to announce that Derek Nighbor will be the association’s new CEO. Nighbor has been senior vice-president of Food &Consumer Products of Canada where he oversaw federal, provincial […]

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FOREST INDUSTRY URGES SPEEDY RATIFICATION OF TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

February 4, 2016 Press Releases No comments

February 4th, 2016-OTTAWA: The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that Canada has signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and urges the federal government to ratify the treaty as soon as possible. The Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, officially signed the trade deal at a ceremony today in New Zealand. […]

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FOREST INDUSTRY COMMITS TO NEW FOREST MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO MIMIC ELEMENTS OF NATURE

January 14, 2016 Press Releases No comments

January 14, 2016-OTTAWA: Member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) have agreed to follow an innovative approach to sustainable forest management that takes its cue from nature. The approach, known as Natural Range of Variation (NRV), is aimed at recreating natural landscapes by harvesting in patterns that are similar to the impact […]

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Innovative New Commitment to Natural Landscapes in Canadian Boreal Forest

January 14, 2016 Press Releases No comments

First published by the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement here: http://cbfa-efbc.ca/innovative-new-commitment-to-natural-landscapes-in-canadian-boreal-forest/ A major step to increase the similarity between natural and managed forest landscapes has been agreed after collaborative discussions between a group of Canadian forest products companies and leading environmental organizations. Forestry companies belonging to the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) have committed to […]

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