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SFU’s Graduate Public Policy Program Presents “Forests for a Cooler Planet”

SFU’s Graduate Public Policy Program Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series proudly presents:

“Forests for a Cooler Planet” with Ben Parfitt, Forestry Expert and Author, and George Heyman, Executive Director, Sierra Club BC.

Thursday February 4th 2010 at 12:00 – 1:00pm at SFU’s Vancouver Campus at Harbour Centre, room 3000.

Overview of Topic:
BC has had long standing conflicts between various interests about forest policy and a vision for our forests.

Many efforts have been made to develop a stakeholder consensus on forestry policy between stakeholders. Until now this has proved elusive. Now, forest industry unions and leading environmental groups have united behind a plan that calls on the BC government to conserve more forest, halt rampant wood waste and promote wise use of forest products – all as part of a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Managing BC’s Forests for a Cooler Planet: Carbon Storage, Sustainable Jobs and Conservation, was released jointly today by the CCPA; BC Government and Service Employees’ Union; Communications, Energy and Paperworkers of Canada; David Suzuki Foundation; Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada; Sierra Club BC; United Steelworkers District 3 – Western Canada (previously the IWA); and Western Canada Wilderness Committee.

The speakers will report on this ground breaking new agreement, and answer questions from attendees.

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