In our forests lies the potential for Canada to become a bioeconomy powerhouse. To meet our climate commitments we need government to empower the sectors that can help combat climate change.
At a time of changing climate patterns, economic fluctuations, and rapidly shifting trade rules, Canadian forestry is working with emerging industries, governments and communities to responsibly harness the power of our forests to secure a more productive, economically sustainable, and environmentally responsible future.
The forest sector has embraced the emerging clean tech, low-carbon era using innovation and new technology to create new opportunity and jobs and unlock our full potential. Emerging industries turning wood waste into biomaterials and biofuels will reduce our country’s reliance on fossil fuels, create green jobs for Canadians and reimagine the resources and products we use every day through a greener, cleaner lens.
Mass timber construction also has a role to play in a cleaner economy. By building our schools, skyscrapers, seniors residences, and city halls with wood, we can move the carbon capture potential of our forests into our cities, reducing carbon pollution during construction by up to 45% and creating the kind of carbon storage we need in our communities to meet our net-zero goals.
Canada’s forest products sector is well-positioned to support our transition to the low-carbon economy of the future. Whether that’s by using wood waste to reduce emissions or storing carbon in the products and buildings we use every day, our forests hold the potential to establish Canada as a bioeconomy powerhouse.
Nearly 60% of the forest sector runs on bioenergy.
Since the 1990s the forest sector has reduced our GHG emissions by 66%.
Canada’s forest sector aims to be zero-waste, using wood chips, sawdust and bark to reimagine everyday products.
As we reach a critical point in our collective fight against climate change, it’s essential that our government recognize the most powerful tools in our climate action toolbox. Forestry and the innovative products and bioenergy we’re creating is one of them. Canada’s commitment to meeting 2050 emissions targets means ensuring our most renewable resource can continue to provide the sustainable products we need to grow a greener economy today and well into the future.
Send a letter to your Member of Parliament to let them know you see the potential of Canada’s forest sector in growing a greener economy and support action by the government that ensures our forest sector can continue to deliver the sustainable products and bioenergy we need.
Send a letter to your Member of Parliament today calling on them to commit to policies that will support Canada’s sustainable forest sector as they work to provide the environmentally-friendly products and innovative biofuels that support a net-zero carbon future.