FPAC welcomes low-carbon economy fund announcement

June 19, 2017


Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has voiced its support for the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change announcement of $2 billion in federal funds over the next 5 years for the Low Carbon Economy Fund.

“Canada’s forest products sector is a leader in the fight against climate change. We were the first major Canadian industry to launch a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon through our 30 X 30 Climate Change Challenge announced in May 2016,” said Derek Nighbor, CEO of FPAC. “Through our work in Canada’s forests, at our mills and by the products we make we are a sector that alone can help the federal government achieve 13 percent of its carbon reduction goal by 2030.”

“With most of our operations in rural and northern Canada, we know very well that there are challenges and opportunities facing our workers and our communities as we work together to address climate change.  Today’s announcement by Minister McKenna provides a real opportunity for companies that are interested in investing and innovating to secure a lower carbon economy.”

Details of the funding are as follows:

An envelope of $1.4 billion will be available to support the leadership commitments from provinces and territories that they outlined in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

The remainder of funds will be available for the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework and for projects submitted by provinces and territories, municipalities, Indigenous governments and organizations, businesses and both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Projects that best reduce GHG emissions and generate clean growth will be considered for funding.


Your comments.

  1. 35% of the log is underused or not used at all and some is left in the bush
    new products including biofuels, chemicals etc need to be developed
    that have values that justify the costs of using all the timber portion,not just for lumber
    the industry also needs to develop more markets outside the USA
    for obvious reasons….
    the lumber industry has operated on a cyclic up and down model for decades due to changes in economies and politics
    by diversifying products and markets these cycles can be levelled out as well as inclining

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