Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the appointment of members of the federal government’s Net-Zero Advisory Board.
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes this move by Minister Wilkinson to establish a non-partisan group of experts to help the federal government develop a pathway to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
In response to the Minister’s announcement, FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor made the following statement:
“Canada’s forest sector was one of the few industries that supported the Kyoto Protocol, we were an early adopter of Paris Agreement commitments, and we will be there again to help power the drive to a net-zero carbon Canadian economy by 2050.
We have the unique opportunity to go beyond net-zero and can do this by:
Canada’s working forests and Canadian-made forest products can help us fight climate change and drive post-pandemic economic recovery.
We look forward to supporting the work of the Net-Zero Advisory Board so we can unlock both the environmental and economic potential of our sector, its people, and forestry communities across the country.”
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. As an Industry with annual revenues exceeding $77B, Canada’s forest products sector is one of the country’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.
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