FPInnovations supports FPAC climate change challenge
May 2, 2016 - FPInnovations announced its strong support of the “30 by 30 Climate Change Challenge” launched by the Forest Products Association of Canada. FPAC has challenged the Canadian forest sector to reduce CO2 emissions by an additional 30 megatonnes per year by 2030. Launching this challenge again places the forest products sector in the leadership role of reducing greenhouse gases following Canada’s commitment at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015.
“Key to achieving the 30 by 30 Climate Change Challenge will be the continued research and development of low carbon alternatives to replace carbon intensive products, and improve energy efficiency in our processes,” stated Pierre Lapointe, president and CEO of FPInnovations. “Our vision of a world where products from sustainable forests contribute to every aspect of daily life will be the guiding principle that enables FPInnovations’ researchers to support the sector and the goals set forth.”
By pledging to support the industry in reaching this new goal, FPInnovations will place its world-class research team at the forefront of climate change solutions. From tall wood building construction to green energy and novel bioproducts to continued process improvements, FPInnovations, in collaboration with its many university and research partners, has pledged to continue driving forward in identifying and realizing innovative solutions that would have been unimaginable just a few short years ago.