Forest sector welcomes Natural Resource Canada’s clean growth program
By Forest Products Association of Canada
Nov. 21, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program launched Monday 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 per cent 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, chief executive officer of FPAC. “We are a sustainable industry committed to doing our part to take care of the environment for generations to come.”