Canada is home to healthy and resilient forests that support the well-being of Canadians and our economy by creating thousands of green jobs while absorbing and storing vast amounts of carbon. Canada’s path to net-zero emissions includes protected areas and sustainable forests.
The Government of Canada is committed to planting an additional 2 Billion Trees over the next 10 years as part of a broader approach to nature-based climate solutions by allocating up to $3.2 billion over ten years for this historic tree planting effort.
Tree planting under the Growing Canada’s Forest program will help Canada exceed its 2030 Paris Agreement greenhouse gases emissions reduction target and establish the building blocks to get to net-zero by 2050. Planting trees will also contribute to the restoration of habitat and provide a multitude of other social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits.
To maximize the benefits to Canadians, the right trees must be planted in the right place and monitored to ensure survival. Growing Canada’s forests will generate many long-term benefits such as increasing biodiversity, cleaning air and water, creating green jobs, reducing community risks to natural disasters, cooling cities and enhancing the well-being of Canadians for generations to come.