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FPAC applauds beetle fund


April 3, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has given the Government of Canadas plan to combat the mountain p…

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has given the Government of Canadas plan to combat the mountain pine beetle two thumbs up.

A $25 million fund to assist with salvaging infested trees, removing pine forests suitable for beetle infestation and breeding, as well as the completion of geographic maps to target the beetle spread threat, is an excellent start, FPAC says.

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The devastating consequences of the pine beetle epidemic serve as excellent examples of just how vulnerable Canadas environment and economy are to a changed climate, FPAC president and CEO Avrim Lazar said. For this reason, as governments focus on implementing climate change measures, it is also important for them to undertake strategies that give adaptation measures greater prominence. We are already living in a changed climate and must not only focus on how to reduce Canadas impact on the climate but also put far more emphasis on how Canada can adapt to the impact of a changing climate on us.


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