National Forest Sinks Committee Forest Carbon Risk Analysis Project

Since 2001, the carbon accounting team has been working closely with provincial and territorial government experts from across Canada to assess the risk of Canada’s forests acting as a source of carbon to the atmosphere. Until relatively recently, it was widely assumed that forests are carbon sinks – as trees grow, they sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Since Canada has lots of forests, we should have a large forest carbon sink, right? Not necessarily.

Publication: Is canada's forest a carbon sink or source?


Project status

  • On-going

Team members