UN FAO Report Outlines How Wood-Based Products Fight Climate Change: New Technologies Create Opportunities for Forestry to Lead the Way

Yesterday, the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a report to demonstrate how renewable wood-based products can help combat climate change and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. The publication Forest Products in the Global Bioeconomy: Enabling substitution by wood-based products and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals was launched at a COP26 […]

Global Forest Sector: Global Advisory Body Recognizes the Potential of the Forest Sector to Drive Bioeconomy, Address our Changing Climate

Trees and the products they provide can help drive the bioeconomy and a resilient economic recovery while addressing the challenges of our changing climate. This is according to the global forestry advisory body to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that released a statement showcasing the potential of forests to help […]

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 […]

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