Canadian Forest Service Publications

Enhancing forest climate change mitigation and adaptation in Canada. A collaborative research agenda. 2019. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. 18 p.

Year: 2019

Available from: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 39766

Language: English

CFS Availability: PDF (download)

Abstract

In the past decade, Canada has witnessed an increasing frequency and severity of extreme natural disturbance events associated with climate change. This has led to heightened awareness of the importance of Canada’s forested landscapes in sustaining resilient ecosystems, a strong economy and healthy communities. At the same time, the need for long-term action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become ever more apparent, as has the necessity for the forest sector to play a role in GHG reductions. There is an urgent need for immediate and continued action, informed by research and scientific understanding, as well as Indigenous and local knowledge, to develop and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies across Canada and the world.

The Forest Climate Change Collaborative Research Agenda will encourage and facilitate priority research and informed decision-making, science-policy integration and knowledge exchange, around topics that are of key economic and strategic importance to Canada. This agenda recognizes that climate change research and knowledge are critical to enabling sustainable forest management, the future bio- and circular economies, as well as healthy and resilient communities.

The agenda is ambitious and will not be realized without collaboration and partnerships to identify policy and priority research needs. Realizing the agenda also requires producing science and tools that are relevant, timely and useful. This agenda is intended to promote discussion and engagement, to help strengthen existing research efforts in Canada and strengthen collaborative relationships directed at forest climate change research.

Also available under the title:
Améliorer les stratégies canadiennes d’adaptation et d’atténuation des changements climatiques liés aux forêts. Programme de recherche coopérative. (French)

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