Public Policy Forum and the Forest Products Association of Canada are pleased to invite you to participate in a unique webcasted event that will focus on the future of Canada's forests. The Public Policy Forum is pleased to partner with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) to launch #FutureofForestry: Sustainable Solutions. This special webcast will serve to engage leaders from different sectors regarding issues of accountability and transparency, as well as highlighting how the Canadian forest products industry is a world leader in environmental standards. Our keynote address will be offered by Anne Giardini, the former Canadian President of Weyerhaeuser, a forestry sector leader, and currently Chancellor of Simon Fraser University. Ms. Giardini's biography can be found below.
Also joining us are:
- Pierre Bernier, Research Scientist, Forest Productivity and Climate Change, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business,
- Janette Bulkan, a professor at UBC specializing in indigenous forestry,
- Ben Cashore of Yale University, the Director of the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale (GEM) and the Director of Forest Policy and Governance,
- David Lindsay, President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada,
- André Morriseau, Director, Awards and Communications, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business,
- Glenn Mason, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service | Natural Resources Canada (NRCan),
- Aran O'Carroll, LLB, Executive Director of Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement - Secretariat, and
- Wynet Smith, Executive Director of Forest Watch Canada.
The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private and voluntary sectors. Established in 1987, the Forum has earned a reputation as a trusted, nonpartisan facilitator, capable of bringing together a wide range of stakeholders in productive dialogue. Its research program provides a neutral base to inform collective decision-making.
To confirm your attendance, please register.Should you be able to join us in person for the event in Ottawa, Ontario, please contact Chantale Mercier at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24, 2015. Please note that space is limited. Regards,The Public Policy Forum and the Forest Products Association of Canada
Our webcast is receiving financial support from Natural Resources Canada