Media Advisory: Canadian Forestry Leader Speaks at World Gathering on Climate
Change and Forestry

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Oct. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada and Chair of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP), is speaking today at the XIII World Forestry Congress (WFC) on climate change impacts on forests and people, following a day of deliberation. He will also be responding to the WWF challenge for global zero net deforestation, as well as participating in the Congress's concluding press conference (5:15 pm EST) regarding the WFC's forestry recommendations for COP 15.

The World Forestry Congress is a gathering of more than 6 000 leaders and representatives from around the world who meet every six years to discuss global forestry issues and strategies.

Mr. Lazar is available for comment.

FPAC is the voice of Canada's forest producers nationally and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs. Canada's forest products industry is a $65-billion dollar a year industry that represents 11% of Canada's manufacturing GDP. The industry is one of Canada's largest employers, operating in hundreds of Canadian communities and providing almost 250,000 direct jobs across the country.

SOURCE Forest Products Association of Canada

For further information: For further information: Ottawa: Monica Bailey, Manager, External Relations, Forest Products Association of Canada, (613) 563-1441 ext: 323, Cell: (613) 878-4144, Monica.bailey@fpac.ca


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