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NEIA looks forward to partnering on the implementation of new provincial forestry sector work plan

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2019

ST. JOHN’s (NL) – On January 28, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and forestry sector stakeholders released a work plan for the forestry industry to support economic growth and foster private sector job creation. The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is looking forward to the plan’s implementation.

“NEIA has contributed on behalf of its membership throughout the development of this work plan,” says Kieran Hanley, NEIA’s Executive Director. “We are a partner on a number of the action items agreed upon by government, industry, and academia.”

Hanley says that many of the opportunities facing Newfoundland and Labrador’s forestry sector are related to clean technology and the environment. “From the adoption of biofuel technologies, to the development of low-carbon building products, to finding efficiencies through reducing greenhouse gas emissions and finding value from organic wastes, there is significant room for green economic growth within our forestry sector.”

Hanley says this presents opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovative firms in the province. “In addition, the forestry sector is going to require the expertise of our members to address challenges around climate change, sustainable resource management, and the emerging low-carbon economy.”

NEIA is working closely with the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry Industry Association (NLFIA) on a number of pursuits of mutual interest. “We look forward to working with the NLFIA towards the implementation of this work plan; a strong forestry sector provides opportunities for the development and application of clean technologies – and vice versa.”

  • Click here to download the forestry sector work plan, or view it interactively below.

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. NEIA has over 200 members. More information can be found at http://www.neia.org.

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