The new Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program will lay the groundwork for a greener, more sustainable future for Canada’s pulp and paper sector by supporting innovation and environmentally friendly investments in areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy production. It will allow pulp and paper mills in Canada to further reduce their greenhouse gas emissions while helping to position them as leaders in the production of renewable energy from forest biomass.
Established in 2002, Canada Wood funds activities that help Canadian wood producers diversify and expand export opportunities for their products in traditional and emerging overseas markets, including Europe, Japan, China and South Korea.
Third-party certification provides assurance that a forest company is operating legally and sustainably and in compliance with world-recognized standards for sustainable forest management. Forest certification can help companies demonstrate that they are responsible forest managers.
The State of Canada’s Forests annual report for 2011 features an insightful review of the past year for Canada's forests and forest sector; statistical profiles for Canada and the provinces and territories; and, a sample of the indicators for sustainable forest management, along with the most recent information on how Canada’s forests are doing in each area.
This paper is intended to provide a greater understanding of the nature of Aboriginal and treaty rights and how they interface with emerging forest policy. When one examines the essence of Aboriginal and treaty rights an early observation must be that these rights are largely about continued use of the forests. This obvious linkage has never been reconciled in forest policy, and where it counts most - at the provincial level. Only now is there some evidence that change may occur.