CBFA at the House of Commons Committee on Natural Resources

CBFA at the House of Commons Committee on Natural Resources

February 18 2015

Good afternoon.

I’d like to start by thanking you for inviting me to be here today. It’s an honour to be able to share with you some of the innovative work that the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is facilitating as part of the renewal of Canada’s forestry industry.

My name is Aran O’Carroll and I’m the Executive Director of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Secretariat, based here in Ottawa.

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the work of the CBFA, which brings together environmental organizations and forestry companies to work towards a sustainable future for Canada’s boreal forests and the jobs and communities that rely on them.

CBFA 101 and Progress Update

CBFA 101 and Progress Update

August 11 2013

In 2010, the majority of Canada’s forest industry, as represented by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), and a coalition of leading Canadian and International conservation organizations signed the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). The CBFA commits the FPAC forest companies and conservation organizations to work together in the Canadian Boreal to, among other things, develop proposals for protected areas, plans for woodland caribou conservation, plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the full life-cycle of forest products, an auditable, world-leading set of standards for forestry management practices and measures to ensure marketplace benefit for the implementation of these conservation plans.


Presentation to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

April 03 2012

Thank you for inviting the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) to appear before you today to contribute to your study on the development of a National Conservation Plan for Canada.

There are many aspects to this plan which deserve our comment, but in a ten-minute oral presentation I have decided to focus on just two:


Joint Position on the Proposed National Recovery Strategy

February 13 2012

This document is the text of the CBFA joint position on the proposed Boreal caribou national recovery strategy. This version was affirmed by the caucuses (Chris Henschel, conservation caucus lead, and Andrew DeVries for the FPAC caucus) Jan 5, 2012, specifically for the purpose of briefing the Federal Minister of the Environment (hon. Peter Kent) on Jan 11, 2012.