Forestry Facts
There's a lot to know about Canada's Forest Sector.
Whether it’s reducing our sector’s emissions, ensuring our forests retain their carbon capture potential, growing our green economy, or providing environmentally-friendly alternatives to the products Canadians use every day, we’re doing our part to support a net-zero future. Help spread the word about how Canadian forestry can help shape our greener future by sharing our forestry facts today!
#DYK Through programs like #TakeYourPlace, #WomenInWood, #TheGreenestWorkforce and #FreeToGrowInForestry, Canada's forest sector is committed to growing an inclusive sector, one that supports all Canadians in a growing, green economy #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK When we build tall with wood, construction can be completed 25% faster, reducing carbon pollution during construction by 25% to 45%? Wood also requires less energy to heat and cool long-term. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK Canada’s forest sector aims to be a #zerowaste industry, making use of wood chips, sawdust, and bark to reimagine the products Canadians use everyday through a cleaner, greener lens. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK Today, almost 60% of Canada’s forest sector runs on bioenergy (and that number is growing). #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK Since the early 1990s, Canada’s forest sector has reduced its GHG emissions by 66%. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK There is a second life to trees: When you buy Canadian wood, you support a lower carbon future by reducing greenhouse gases and storing carbon. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK By 2030, Canada’s forest sector will remove 30Mt of CO2 from the atmosphere every year — representing more than 10% of Canada’s climate change mitigation target or the equivalent of taking over 9M cars off the road. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK Forestry contributes to all 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including providing clean water, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, and climate action. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK Canada leads the world in forest certification, managing 36% of the world’s certified forests, more than 2x the area certified in any other country, despite the fact that we are home to only 9% of the world’s total forests. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK Canada’s forest sector harvests less than 1% of harvestable land per year and regenerates every single tree, between 400 and 600 million seedlings annually. #ForestryForTheFuture
#DYK Canada has retained more than 90 percent of its original forest area and is recognized as a global leader in the sustainable management of the world’s most renewable resource. #ForestryForTheFuture
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