Capturing Carbon
In capturing carbon, our sustainably-managed forests are among the most powerful tools in our climate action toolbox. 
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Forestry Fact
By 2030, Canada’s forest sector will remove 30 megatonnes (Mt) of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year — representing more than 10% of Canada’s climate change mitigation target.

Our forests and how we manage them have a critical role to play in providing nature-based solutions to climate change.

Everyone knows that as a forest grows, trees absorb and store carbon. But as trees age our forests become more susceptible to disturbances such as fire, pest outbreaks, droughts, and storms. Although these natural disturbances are normal and frequent in the forest, they release tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide and other GHGs back into the atmosphere, turning our forests from climate change assets into liabilities.

That’s where our sector comes in. 

Managing forests to avoid large emissions from the loss of old trees while rapidly removing carbon from the atmosphere through young forest growth can provide both storage and sequestration benefits. In addition, managed forests produce wood products that store carbon long after the trees are harvested. And because Canadian forestry is a world-leader in sustainable forest management, we do it all while respecting the water, soils, wildlife and biodiversity that will help keep our forests as forests forever.

Canadian forestry’s carbon capture story doesn’t end there. 

Learn more about how when you buy Canadian wood, you’re extending the amount of carbon captured from our forests and supporting a low-carbon future by giving a second life to trees. 

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