Working together toward ‘net zero deforestation’

By Kevin Smith, Ducks Unlimited Canada
The Hamilton Spectator
October 13, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

So many of the products we buy in grocery chains, or retail clothing stores or over-the-counter at pharmacies, require packaging. …But what does that have to do with Ducks Unlimited Canada? Quite a lot, it turns out. …Through the Paris-based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), … leading companies are collaborating with NGOs and government officials to reduce retail’s sustainability footprint while making sure these consumer goods remain safe and accessible. …Our own partnership with SFI …merges our goals of wetland stewardship with SFI’s interest in healthy forests from sustainable forest management on the ground. …Collectively, we have the scale and expertise to make a difference on zero net deforestation and other global goals. Let’s hope the CGF can help us combine those with the required dollars to ensure our collaborative efforts are truly scalable.

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