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Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-2012
Electronic Layer of Reporting
Elements of NRCan's Sustainable Development Strategy

Adressing Climate Change and Air Quality

FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation

Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 17% by 2020.

FSDS Implementation Strategy - Forestry

1.1.55.2 Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program: Support innovation and environmentally friendly investments in pulp and paper mills in areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy production. The aim is for pulp and paper mills in Canada to further reduce their greenhouse gas emissions while helping to position them as leaders in the production of renewable energy from forest biomass. (NRCan)

You will find below details about NRCan's activities that contribute to this implementation strategy:

Pulp and Paper Green Transformation

This activity is nested within NRCan’s Program Activity Architecture (PAA) as follows:

  • Strategic Outcome 2 - 
    Environmental Responsibility

    • Program Activity 2.1 - 
      Clean Energy

      • Sub Activity 2.1.5
        Pulp and Paper Green Transformation

Description

The pulp and paper manufacturing process is energy intensive. Efficiency improvements as well as increases in the production of renewable energy have the potential to deliver significant environmental benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Under Sub Activity - Pulp and Paper Green Transformation (PAA 2.1.5), NRCan, through the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program, provides funding to eligible pulp and paper mills in Canada to improve their environmental sustainability in areas such as improved energy efficiency and increased production of renewable energy from biomass.

Relationship to FSDS Target

Through financial contributions provided under Sub Activity - Pulp and Paper Green Transformation, NRCan supports industry improvements in energy efficiency, the increased generation of renewable energy, and other environmental benefits such as reducing the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions and improving its air quality emissions. Thus, Sub Activity - Pulp and Paper Green Transformation contributes directly to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation.

Non-Financial Performance Expectations

This data is collected annually. While the program ends March 31, 2012, data will be collected for another 2 years (to March 31, 2014).

Expected Results and Indicators (Sub Activity 2.1.5)

Increased energy efficiency by participating Canadian pulp and paper companies.

  • Quantity of energy consumed by participating pulp and paper companies.

Production of renewable energy by participating Canadian pulp and paper companies.

  • Quantity of renewable energy produced by participating pulp and paper companies.

Other FSDS Linkages

Sub Activity - Pulp and Paper Green Transformation further contributes to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation through one other implementation strategy: