Confederation of European Paper Industries Director General Jori Ringman elected ICFPA President

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has announced Jori Ringman as its new President. He is the Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi). Mr. Ringman was elected at the ICFPA’s Annual Meeting, which was attended by representatives from 18 ICFPA member associations. He will take over the role […]

Global Forest Sector Supports New Network for Young Professionals

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is pleased to lend its support to the Global Network for Forestry Young Professionals (ForYP) – a new global community for young forest sector professionals to network, develop professional skills, and become empowered to engage and lead the future forestry. ForYP was launched at the World […]

New Global Partnership Announced at World Forestry Congress

Seoul, South Korea As governments around the world turn to the benefits of sustainable forest management and forest products to support climate action and post-pandemic economic recovery, a new agreement struck today at the World Forestry Congress in Seoul will help advance forestry solutions and policy dialogue around the world. The United Nations Forum on […]

4 Reasons to Observe International Day of Forests

The United Nations (UN) declared March 21 as International Day of Forests. Here are four reasons why forests are important for our economy, our planet, and society at large. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – forests cover 31% of the planet’s land surface, store an estimated 296 gigatonnes of carbon, and […]

Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Awards for the Global Forest Products Sector

The Idea The Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Awards is a global competition for students and young researchers who are passionate about a range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements, or other innovations throughout the forest sector value chain. The Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Awards are not […]

Global Forest Sector: Setting the Course for a Low Carbon Future

Renewed Policy Statements Call for Collective Action to Reach International Climate Action Through Sustainable Forestry and Forest Products  Earlier today, the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) published three new policy statements defining the role that global forests and forest products can play in our collective pursuit for climate solutions. Developed in collaboration […]

UN FAO Report Outlines How Wood-Based Products Fight Climate Change: New Technologies Create Opportunities for Forestry to Lead the Way

Yesterday, the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a report to demonstrate how renewable wood-based products can help combat climate change and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. The publication Forest Products in the Global Bioeconomy: Enabling substitution by wood-based products and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals was launched at a COP26 […]

Global Forest Sector: Global Advisory Body Recognizes the Potential of the Forest Sector to Drive Bioeconomy, Address our Changing Climate

Trees and the products they provide can help drive the bioeconomy and a resilient economic recovery while addressing the challenges of our changing climate. This is according to the global forestry advisory body to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that released a statement showcasing the potential of forests to help […]

Forestry and Forest Products Sector Releases Global Sustainability Progress Report

Today, the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of sustainability. The 2021 report also highlights the forest products sector’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ICFPA serves as a forum of global dialogue, coordination and co-operation. Currently, the ICFPA represents […]

Global Forestry Group Announces Research & Innovation Award Winners

Earlier today, the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced the winners of its Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards. The contest is part of a global initiative spearheaded by ICFPA as an opportunity for young forest sector researchers and professionals to showcase how their ideas, practices, and processes are advancing the […]