Forestry has long been foundational in the history, economy, and culture of Canada. More recently, it has figured prominently in what is fast becoming a global “cri de coeur” for environmental leadership and action on climate change.
March 21 is International Day of Forests, as declared by the United Nations. It is a time for us to celebrate our forestry families, forestry communities, and our country’s world-leading approach to how we manage our forests – one of our country’s most important and renewable resources.
The U.S. based Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) latest video on climate change and carbon emissions ignores the facts about what's actually happening in Canada's forests and how our forests and Canadian forest management are fighting climate change.
Canada was built on forestry. Today, over 600 communities across rural and northern Canada continue to rely on a strong and sustainable forest products sector to support our environment, good jobs, and vibrant towns and cities.
After a couple of great days of meetings in Tokyo to further build relationships with the Japanese government and consumers, our Canadian delegation's attention shifted to the critical Chinese market – first stop, Shanghai.