Australia’s forest industries congratulate COP26 leaders’ commitment to halt deforestation by 20…

Australia’s forest industries welcome and support the commitment from world leaders on halting deforestation by 2030 at the Glasgow Climate Change Summit, COP26.   Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO Ross Hampton said our forests are the world’s lungs and need to be sustainably managed.   “The Deforestation Pledge acknowledges that reducing deforestation efforts need […]

New manifesto calls for greater use of wood to help prevent climate breakdown

To avert the worst effects of climate change, global forest and timber industries are calling on politicians and policy makers to urgently support the scaling up of wood use in a new manifesto, CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Chair of the UN Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest Based Industries (ACSFI) and Member […]

International Wood Manifesto to be launched prior to COP26

An international Wood Manifesto setting the future roadmap for timber and wood use in construction and other products will be launched in the UK this week ahead of the COP26 talks, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO, Chair of the UN Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest Based Industries (ACSFI) and Member of the global wood […]

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 […]