Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) was in Vancouver previous week to participate in GLOBE 2020 and an international discussion about the circular economy and the critical role that Canada’s forests and forestry workers are ready to play.
“As thought leaders gather in Vancouver this week, the planet is seized with an urgency to develop solutions to climate change and to create a greener economy,” noted Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of FPAC.
“Our forests are a renewable resource and because of our people, Canada is a world leader in sustainable forest management. Our sector has invested more than $2 billion over the last decade in cutting-edge science to develop biofuels, bioproducts, and clean technologies that will enable everything from clothing to toothpaste to LCD screens to be made from wood fibre. We look forward to engaging with delegates, exploring common challenges, and sharing our Made in Canada innovative wood solutions with the world,” he added.
GLOBE Series is the largest and longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation showcase in North America. Given the urgency of the global climate crisis, GLOBE 2020 has a laser focus on impact. GLOBE 2020 was concluded on February 13 at Vancouver Convention Centre West.