Building on Rio + 20 – Canada’s Forestry Sector

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Building on Rio + 20 – Canada’s Forestry Sector

Building on Rio + 20: Canada’s role and priorities in a global green economy

On May 1st and 2nd, 2012, in Ottawa, Sustainable Prosperity organized a conference entitled “Building on Rio + 20: Canada’s role and priorities in a global green economy.” This conference marks the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, which was intended to chart a course for global sustainable development.

The first panel on May 2 was entitled “Canada’s Forestry Sector : Natural Capital in the Canadian Boreal System.” The participants were Jim Lopez (President and CEO, Tembec), Avrim Lazar (former President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada), Val Courtois (Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Relations, Canadian Boreal Initiative) and Don Roberts (Managing Director, CIBC World Markets).