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In 2008, the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) published A Vision for Canada’s Forests. Much has changed in the 10 years since its launch.
Our forests and urban parks provide food, fuel, medicine, ecosystem services (e.g., carbon storage), and opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal. Sustainably harvested wood and wood fibre products support a wide variety of consumer needs in Canada and around the world, from paper to tall wood buildings.
At the same time, we are seeing the impacts of a changing climate across Canada’s forests with increased wildfires and invasive pest outbreaks - and more disruption is expected.
Canada also continues to recognize the key role of Indigenous Peoples, many of whom are intricately linked to forested ecosystems.
Finally, Canada’s forests and the way we manage them are uniquely positioned to support the global development agenda, contributing to a better and healthier planet for us all.
One thing is clear: the future will not be like the past. We encourage you to consider the presentation A Vision for Canada’s Forests: 2018 and Beyond and then share your thoughts. Inspire us and help shape the forest of the future!
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