Forests and Climate Change

Forests play an important role in the global carbon cycle, exchanging carbon with the atmosphere through photosynthesis and respiration, and storing a large amount of carbon in vegetation and soil.

Canada is exploring ways to maximize the contribution its forests make to the global carbon budget and make that contribution as permanent as possible.

Ways to reduce emissions and increase the carbon-sink value of forest lands include reducing natural disturbances such as wildfire, insect and disease infestations, ensuring harvested sites are regenerated quickly, increasing forest productivity, reducing deforestation and returning marginal agricultural land to forest.

The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Committment to Climate Change Science

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