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Landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement – Mark on Land of Sustainability

15/09/2011

An Agreement Making Its Mark on the Land of Sustainability

The Forest Products Association of Canada announced today that on the occasion of the International Year of the Forests and Canada’s National Forest Week, The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Royal Geographic Society of Canada will hold a panel discussion on the landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. Info further in post about this landmark agreement that united big forest companies and staunch environmentalists and perhaps gives us an opportunity to learn about the challenges ahead.

The panel includes Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of FPAC, Richard Brooks, Forest Campaign Director, Greenpeace Canada and Tim Gray, Program Director, the Ivey Foundation. The panel discussion will be held at the Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St. in Ottawa on September 19th.

In past posts, I have discussed some of the difficulties with language and interpretation of sustainability and sustainable development under the law in Canada.  Forest & property management has been a very large focal point of the UN’s Agenda 21, the model for sustainability throughout the world.  I can only stress the value of becoming familiar with the agreement and the positions taken by all the parties that have been working on it.

It is being billed as a “landmark” agreement.  I stress, that means important.

Here is the link to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement website:

http://canadianborealforestagreement.com/

Here is the link to the actual Agreement itself in .PDF format:

http://canadianborealforestagreement.com/media-kit/Boreal-Agreement-Full.pdf

I encourage all to really try to appreciate the language that has been placed into the document.  Irregardless of anything you may believe in, have seen, read or heard, it is still very important to see for yourselves, engage and communicate.  Please take the time to watch over our beautiful land here in Canada.

But what do I know?

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