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FPAC launches roadmap toward net-zero at Globe Forum 2024

February 13, 2024  By CFI Staff

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has launched a report titled Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest products sector: Roadmap toward net-zero at the Globe Forum 2024 in Vancouver where global leaders representing government, business and the environment have come together to discuss sustainability.

Developed in partnership with sustainability experts at Delphi, the report provides an actionable roadmap to help seize the benefits of, decarbonization pathways and the use of carbon-storing wood products, as well as climate-smart forestry in the face of worsening natural disturbances including drought, pest outbreaks, and wildland fire.

FPAC notes that the findings highlight that with the rapid adoption of new technologies, appropriate investments and new policies, Canada’s forest products sector could contribute between 18-46 million tonnes CO2e in emission reductions annually (relative to current emissions) by 2050. Climate-smart forestry practices will also increase the resilience of Canada’s forests and help mitigate the impacts of worsening natural disturbances, including increasingly frequent and devastating wildfires.

“Canada’s forest products sector continues to evolve and is in a unique position to both reduce GHG emissions, but also support a transition to a lower carbon, and more circular economy,” said FPAC’s senior vice-president and chief sustainability officer, Kate Lindsay. “The forest sector recognizes the importance of global pledges to advance climate action, halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation, and promote sustainable sourcing. These efforts are part of a bigger international dialogue, and Canada must do this work in step with our domestic and international partners,” added Lindsay.


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