Forestry and Forest Products Sector Releases Global Sustainability Progress Report

Today, the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of sustainability. The 2021 report also highlights the forest products sector’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ICFPA serves as a forum of global dialogue, coordination and co-operation. Currently, the ICFPA represents […]

Global Forestry Group Announces Research & Innovation Award Winners

Earlier today, the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced the winners of its Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards. The contest is part of a global initiative spearheaded by ICFPA as an opportunity for young forest sector researchers and professionals to showcase how their ideas, practices, and processes are advancing the […]

Celebrating Forestry’s Role in Driving a Green Recovery: International Day of Forests

As we acknowledge the United Nations’ International Day of Forests on March 21, the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) applauds this year’s theme promoting “Forest Restoration as a Path to Recovery and Well-Being” as one that resonates with the positive impact that the forest products sector is making around the world. Forests […]

ICFPA Quarterly Update (February 2021)

President’s Update Our next Annual Meeting of the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is quickly approaching – Monday, April 26th (exact time to be confirmed after our Steering Committee meets on Feb. 16 – invitations will go out thereafter). This will be the second consecutive year doing our ICFPA Annual Meeting virtually. I […]

International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

  About the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award Using the angle of innovation, the ICFPA launched the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award in 2016. This global award aims to stimulate competition between students and young researchers exploring forest science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the […]

Think Paper Campaign Update

AF&PA’s Think Paper campaign is actively setting the record straight on misleading and erroneous claims about paper products by promoting the facts that paper is renewable, recyclable, sustainable and responsible. Efforts over the last couple months include defending paper bags and paper cups in letters to the editors of national U.S. newspapers; a redline response […]

AF&PA Welcomes Heidi Brock as President and CEO

Heidi Brock officially joined AF&PA as president and CEO on September 16. Brock brings to AF&PA extensive experience, serving as CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Aluminum Association for almost eight years and having worked for nearly 20 years for Weyerhaeuser. “I look forward to working with the ICFPA to advance the interests of the forest […]

Sylvain Lhôte

The secretariat of CEPI has the great regret to inform you about the sudden and unexpected death of our Director General elected ICFPA President, Sylvain Lhôte, French national, aged 51, on Thursday 6 June 2019 from heart failure. Sylvain was the Director General of CEPI since 2016, he brought a strong leadership to the organisation, […]

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