Australia’s forest industries must be a big part of Net Zero 2050 conversation

To assist the vital policy debate taking place this week about Australia’s climate change targets, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has launched Storing Carbon For A Cleaner Future: A Snapshot, which clearly and succinctly explains the role forest industries are playing and can play in climate change mitigation.   AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said, […]

IPCC report backs Australia’s sustainable forest industries to achieve Net Zero by 2050

As Australia contemplates committing to net zero emissions by 2050, decision makers should heed the advice of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that says sustainably managing our native forests for timber, delivers the best climate change mitigation results, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) said today. “The scientific evidence in Australia and internationally […]

AFPA welcomes new Forestry Australia identity for IFA-AFG

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes and congratulates the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) – Australian Forest Growers (AFG) transition to its new name – Forestry Australia.   “AFPA has a long and productive working relationship with IFA-AFG, and we welcome the move to the new Forestry Australia name and brand, a new […]

AFPA welcomes new industry and energy & emissions reduction ministers in federal reshuffle

Australia’s forest industries welcome new Federal Industry Minister Angus Taylor and Assistant Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Tim Wilson who take on new portfolios in today’s ministerial reshuffle, Acting CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Victor Violante said.   “AFPA has worked closely with Angus Taylor as Minister for Energy and […]

Australia’s essential pulp, paper and packaging industry protects and delivers for the nation

Australia’s critically essential pulp, paper and packaging industry has continued to protect and deliver for Australia throughout the pandemic. The industry’s latest Sustainability Report shows how companies have risen to the COVID challenge by increasing production of essential items like tissues, hand towels and boxes, while increasing energy efficiency and driving down greenhouse emissions.   […]

Industry giant hangs up the saw after creating an enduring legacy

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) and South Australian Forest Products Association (SAFPA) congratulate Mount Gambier’s McDonnell family as their softwood timber processing business is sold to AAM Investment Group (AAM).   “Ian McDonnell has been a stalwart of the industry and has driven not just the growth of his business but also the broader […]