PalletBiz is impacted by the unprecedented evolution of the agricultural sector that has occurred in the last few months. In October, the global forestry advisory body to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released details on how sustainable forest management and forest products.
The aim is to drive more sustainability-based growth as globally we keep on challenges related to Covid-19. The Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic from providing personal protective equipment, biomass for heating, ethanol for sanitizer, respirator paper, and packaging for food and parcels – and how they can help drive economic recovery.
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) welcomed the ACSFI’s statement to align with United Nations ambitions by building a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable future. The forestry sector has heeded the call with quality products that keep people and the planet in mind. The ultimate goals for the industry are to bring down our carbon footprint, economic growth and family-supporting labourers.
Concluding that forestry, pulp and paper sector companies are well-positioned to lead the route to a low carbon economy, making use of the “ultimate renewable” to address both climate change and stop the free fall in job losses.