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Let our elected officials know that you support a sector that is capturing carbon, championing climate change solutions, mitigating risk from natural disturbances and doing its part to support our net-zero goals.

what's this about?

As the considerable carbon sink, Canada’s forests can play a critical role in helping meet our country's climate change targets.[1] But how we manage them matters.

Everyone knows that as a forest grows, trees absorb and store carbon. But as trees age they become susceptible to natural disturbances such as fire, pest outbreaks and disease that can release CO2 and other GHGs back into the atmosphere. Though these disturbances are normal in the forest, they are becoming more frequent and severe as a result of climate change, turning our forests from climate change assets into liabilities.[10][11]

That’s where Canada's forest sector comes in.

When we manage our forests through carefully planned harvesting and replanting, we can remove the decay and debris that accelerates these natural disturbances and strengthen our forests capacity to store carbon for another generation.[29] What’s more, because carbon stays locked in wood products long after trees leave the forest, sustainably-sourced wood products can help create the everyday products we need to reduce our carbon footprint and power our country towards a cleaner, greener economy.[18]

That’s why sustainable forest management matters — we’re working with nature to help our forests reach their full potential while imagining the more environmentally-friendly, sustainably-sourced products we use everyday.

what needs to be done?

As we reach a critical point in our collective fight against climate change, it’s essential that our government recognize the most powerful tools in our climate change toolbox. Our sustainably managed forests — and sustainably-sourced forest products they provide — can be among those tools.[15] Canada’s commitment to meeting 2050 emissions targets means ensuring our sector, a world leader in sustainable forest management, can maximize the potential of our forests.[20]

Canada's Forest Sector Can Pull 30 Megatonnes of CO2 out of the Atmosphere Every Year.

how can you help? email your mp today!

Send a letter to your Member of Parliament today to show your support for a sector that’s championing natured-based solutions to climate change and is a leader in the sustainable management of our forests.


show your support

Join thousands of Canadians coming together to support Canada’s sustainable forest sector and learn more about what we’re doing to support a net-zero carbon future.

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