Proceedings of the 20th Commonwealth Forestry Conference (Abstracts)

2021 International forestry review  
FPAC provides a voice for Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. As an industry with annual revenues exceeding $80B, Canada's forest products sector is one of the country's largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country. Our members are committed to collaborating with provincial governments, Indigenous peoples, other rights
more » ... rs and stakeholders to develop a cross-Canada action plan aimed at advancing forest health, while supporting workers, communities and our environment for the long term. Asia Pacifi c Forest Education Coordination Mechanism Forests in the Asia-Pacifi c region serve nearly half of the global population. More than fi ve million people work in the forestry sector in this region. However, the region's forests face mounting challenges, such as a decline in forest cover, loss of biodiversity, damage to forest ecosystems and reduced ecosystem stability and resilience. To address these challenges, an improved and more innovative team of forestry practitioners is critical, and post-secondary forestry education and training will play a key role in creating this team. It will require closer linkages and synergies among forestry institutions and forest-related organizations in our increasingly globalized world. Initiated by the Asia-Pacifi c Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), the Asia Pacifi c Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism (AP-FECM) was proposed during the First Forestry College Deans Meeting in 2010 and formally launched in a second meeting in 2011. Its objective is to develop concrete activities in support of the reform and improvement of forestry education in the region.
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