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Climate Conscious

Forest-based products and carbon storage

The “second life” of trees in supporting a low carbon future Once a tree is harvested, its second life as a forest-based product begins. Both the living trees and the forest products manufactured can contribute to a low-carbon future and mitigate climate change given carbon continues to be stored in the life of forest products. […]

Climate Conscious

Canada’s bioeconomy: transformation & innovation in mitigating climate change

How the forest industry structure is changing New and emerging markets The globalization of forest markets continues to drive the transformation of the Canadian forest sector. Consequently, competition in export markets is intensifying. For instance, new entrants from Europe, South America and Russia now offer significant competition to Canadian exporters in markets where they had […]

Report

A Shared Vision for Forests in Canada: Toward 2030

Sustainable forest management is a way of caring for forests to maintain their benefits over time. In Canada, sustainable forest management decisions and activities are based on scientific research, rigorous planning processes and public consultation.

Healthy Forests

Vast and abundant forests

Forest coverage Canada’s forests cover 347 million hectares of land and make up nearly nine per cent of the world’s total forest area. Canada is the third-most forested country in the world by area. With nearly 10 hectares/person, people living in Canada enjoy more forest area per person than most other countries in the world, […]

Healthy Forests

Environmental leadership

Sustainable forest management (SFM) standards and practices Managing Canada’s forests responsibly and sustainably means recognizing the close interconnections between environment, the economy and social well-being so that the needs and expectations of all forest users might be met today and in the future. This “triple bottom line” is what underscores SFM in Canada. Careful monitoring […]

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