What are nature-based solutions? These are actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits.
Canada’s sustainable forest management framework is a leading example of supporting nature-based solutions to address societal challenges, including the need to maintain biodiversity, combat climate change, and provide economic opportunities.
Building tall with wood is a perfect example. As a natural, renewable building material that not only stores carbon but reduces pollution during construction and requires less energy to heat and cool long-term, using wood — as opposed to materials with a heavier carbon footprint — to build multi-family homes, schools, seniors’ residences, and office buildings, allows us to move the carbon capture potential of our forests into cities to build more sustainable communities.
Learn more about how our sector is working with nature to support a net-zero carbon future.