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Our sector is committed to partnering with decision makers on collective action that will support an innovative, more sustainable economic future for Canada.

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Government policy, ongoing research and effective partnerships can assist in reaching the goal of generating an additional $20 billion from new products and markets.
Canada’s forest products sector is in a unique position to be part of the solution in addressing the impacts of climate change. Through innovative practices and active forest management, the forest sector is part of the solution to regenerate important habitats, keep communities safe from wildfires, and increase carbon storage in the forest and in renewable products. We believe that only a cooperative, public-private collaboration can provide the momentum to overcome today’s challenges. That’s because the forest products sector — and our country as a whole — have arrived at a moment of truth, one where our collective decisions will make a tremendous difference in how our country moves forward in an era of shifting markets, fast-changing technologies, and intensifying environmental needs. 
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We’re ready to help move Canada towards a greener tomorrow and net-zero future.

As we envision a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous Canada, the forest sector and its people are well-positioned to be one of the federal government’s most collaborative, solutions-based economic partners. We have over 140 shovel-ready projects worth over $1.5 billion that will create green, good-paying jobs to support our families and accelerate Canada’s move towards a growing, green economy.

Growing a green economy while ensuring an inclusive economy

Canada’s forest products sector values sustainability,  diversity and opportunity. Through programs like #TakeYourPlace, Women in Wood, the Greenest Workforce, and Free To Grow in Forestry, we’re not only committed to green recovery but an inclusive one at a time when young people, women, new Canadians, and lower-income workers have been hit particularly hard by job losses and business closures as a result of the pandemic.

Our sector has embraced the low-carbon era using innovation and new technology to unlock our full potential.

Emerging industries turning wood chips, sawdust, and bark into bioplastics, textiles, and biofuels will not only create good green jobs for Canadians but are poised to reimagine the resources and products we use everyday through a greener, cleaner lens.

Government & Partners

Innovative, Sustainable, Resilient: Forest Products Association Of Canada Recommendations From Canada’s Forest Sector To Drive Economic Recovery and A Net-Zero Carbon Future
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International Comparison of Forest Management: Legal Frameworks + Certification Standards
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Canadian Forest Products: Contributing To Climate Change Solutions
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Suggested Content
October 5, 2021
From Zero Waste to Net Zero, Canada’s Forests Are Critical to a Cleaner, Greener Future
Canada’s sustainably-managed forests and the carbon-storing wood products they provide are key to supporting Canada’s transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 - meeting conservation targets and creating the quality green jobs of tomorrow at the same time.
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August 26, 2021
Universal Access to High-Speed Internet must be a National Priority
It is our hope that during this federal election campaign all parties will continue to support the important call to ensure all Canadians have reliable access to high-speed internet. The future of our northern and rural communities and their ability to strengthen their post-pandemic economies depends on it.
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May 12, 2021
Canada’s Forest Sector Welcomes Federal Investments That Spur Innovation and Pave the Way to a Net-Zero Future
Earlier today, Canada’s Minister for Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, launched a call for proposals under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes these federal investments to help advance Canada’s forest sector bio-economy and low-emission energy future, while creating and maintaining jobs in communities across the country.
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April 22, 2021
Canada’s Forest Sector Welcomes Canada-US Collaboration on Green and Resilient Infrastructure
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes this cross-border collaboration and is excited about the opportunity it presents for sustainably-sourced and made Canadian wood, pulp and paper, and lower carbon forest bioproducts.
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The Facts

Mass timber construction can be completed 25% faster, can reduce carbon pollution during construction by 25% to 45%, and requires less energy to heat and cool, allowing us to build greener, more resilient communities.
As an industry with annual GDP contributions exceeding $34 billion, Canada’s forest products sector is one of the country’s largest employers, operating in hundreds of forest-dependent communities and providing more than 345,000 direct and indirect jobs across the country
Today almost 60% of Canada’s forest industry runs on bioenergy, and the number is growing!
The forestry sector has over 140 shovel-ready capital products worth more than $1.4 billion to support a green economic recovery
By 2030, our sustainably-managed forests will have pulled the equivalent of 30 megatonnes of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere - or 13% of Canada’s commitment under the Paris Agreement
Programs like #TakeYourPlace, Women in Wood, the Greenest Workforce, and Free To Grow in Forestry expand opportunities within the sector.
Since 2018, the sector has invested more than $750 million across 90 projects to help advance the bioeconomy
Since the early 1990s, Canada’s forest sector has reduced its GHG emissions by close to 70%

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Forests are complex ecosystems and they need to be monitored and taken care of – even more so when we consider their carbon-capture potential and the critical role they will play in defining our greener future. Our sector is ready to rise to that challenge. Join our community today to get updates on what you can do to support a growing, green economy, and a more inclusive, sustainable future for Canada.

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