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FPAC updates industry guidance for reporting GHG emissions


April 29, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has released an updated guidance document intended to help fo…

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has released an updated guidance document intended to help forest product companies calculate and report their 2009 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; a procedure that has been mandated under federal regulations since 2004.
The updated FPAC Guidance comes in response to recent changes in federal reporting requirements, in particular, the lowering of the reporting threshold for emissions, which will result in more facilities reporting for the first time.
While the forest products industry is already well positioned to report in an accurate and credible manner under the new mandatory reporting regime, updates to the FPAC Guidance will ensure consistent reporting across the sector and assist the industry in complying with the requirements.
The FPAC Guidance supports the GHG Calculation Tools for both the pulp and wood products sectors developed in cooperation with the International Council of Forest and Paper Association (ICFPA).
Canada’s forest products industry has been a leader in addressing greenhouse gas emissions by investing in the development and implementation of new technologies that increase efficiency and enhance the industry’s overall productivity and competitiveness. Since 1990, the pulp and paper sector has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 57%.
A copy of the FPAC Guidance on 2009 GHG Reporting is available in the Publications section of the FPAC web site at www.fpac.ca. The GHG Calculations Tools are available at: http://www.ncasi.org/programs/areas/climate/ghgtools/default.aspx.

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