Canadian Forest Service Publications
Climate Change and Forestry: What Policy for Canada? 1998. Stennes, B.; Krcmar-nozic, E.; van Kooten, G.C. Canadian Public Policy 24: 95-104.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 20672
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On the basis of projected global climate change, Canada is expected to experience large land-use impacts. As indicated in this paper, forestry and agriculture are likely to be net gainers from climate change, with Canada as a whole possibly gaining from global warming. Adaptation to climate change will require shifting land out of forestry and into agricultural activities. Nonetheless, cost-effective mitigation strategies will likely involve the opposite – planting trees on agricultural land. The quandary for decision makers is whether to pursue mitigation strategies that could be to the detriment of future adaptation.