‘A double whammy’: CPAWS calls for more protection of biodiversity as a way to also fight climate change

CBC News
August 29, 2019
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society wants the federal government to pay more attention to protecting the country’s biodiversity — a goal it says dovetails with existing efforts to combat climate change. “It’s kind of a double whammy,” said Florence Daviet with CPAWS. …Daviet said there are numerous human activities “that are directly impacting biodiversity and directly causing greenhouse gas emissions” and Canada needs a better plan to mitigate both types of environmental damage, simultaneously. …To that end, CPAWS is calling for a billion-dollar fund for projects that would protect ecosystems and plant and animal life while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from land-use change. …The report adds that better management of Canada’s forests, grasslands, oceans and wetlands is “part of the climate change solution.”

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