Forestry has finally been recognized as a climate polluter: now what?

By Michael Polanyi
The Hill Times
June 5, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

OTTAWA – Acknowledging and reducing the ecological and climate impacts of logging is key to stemming the climate and biodiversity crises. For years, the federal government has portrayed forestry to be carbon-neutral or even a small carbon sink, neglecting any role industrial logging plays in exacerbating the climate crisis, writes Michael Polanyi. In its recent greenhouse gas report to the United Nations, the federal government quietly corrected its long-standing portrait of forestry as a carbon-neutral industry, showing the sector is, in fact, a source of climate pollution. [to access the full story a Hill Times subscription is required]

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