Sustainable native forest biomass is renewable. IPCC agrees

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) urges the Federal Government to heed the international scientific consensus and advice from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that sustainably sourced forest biomass is a renewable energy feedstock, following today’s announcement of a review into its inclusion in the Renewable Energy Target.   AFPA Chief […]

Sustainable forest industries are essential for our future: A key point this World Environment Day

It’s important to remember this World Environment Day, the critical role our international sustainable forest industries play, improving the global environment, storing carbon, and fighting climate change across the world, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Ross Hampton said.   This year’s World Environment Day theme, hosted by Sweden in 2022, […]

AFPA welcomes Commonwealth grant funding for Maryvale paper mill

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed today’s announcement of $48.2 million in grant funding for the Maryvale Energy from Waste project, to be located at Opal Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill, in Victoria.   AFPA Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said the grant, through the Federal Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) was an acknowledgement […]

Forest growers levy boost welcomed by forest industries

Australia’s forest industries welcome the Federal Government’s announcement allowing forest growers to spend almost $1 million extra into biosecurity research and development each year.   Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Growers Chamber Chair, Dr Andrew Jacobs, said forest growers welcomed the finalisation of the process to strengthen forestry biosecurity.   “Research and development in forestry […]

Forest industries welcome inclusion in Labor’s $15b National Reconstruction Fund

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s announcement today that a Labor Government would commit $500 million to agriculture, forestry and fisheries from its flagship $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund is welcome recognition of forest industries’ crucial role in Australia’s renewable economy, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO Ross Hampton said today.   Speaking at the National […]

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