Renewable Matter # 12 / September-October

An Industrial Rebirth

edited by Dominique Gauzin-Müller

Dossier Canada

 

US$15 billion per year, this is how much Canada’s forest sector is worth. How Canada’s forest industry transformed itself from a world-leading natural resource supplier into a producer of innovative and sustainable biomaterials.

 

Yet for all the focus placed on Canada as a resource-rich country, another story deserves to be told. This one talks of transformation and innovation, of adaptation in the face of adversity and of the commercialization of change. Its main character is Canada’s forest sector, a segment of the economy that is worth about US$15 billion annually, and which provides direct employment...

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