Canadian Forest Service Publications

Reduction of greenhouse gases: Using the forest Resource. 2003. Bernier, P.Y. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Sainte Foy, Quebec. Branching out, No. 4. 2 p.

Year: 2003

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 22822

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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Abstract

By ratifying the Kyoto Agreement on December 17, 2002, Canada committed itself to bringing its annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the 2008-2012 period down to 6% below the reference emission level of 1990. As a forest country, Canada considers the forest resource a valuable part of its net CO2 emissions management strategy. The Canadian Forest Service estimates that careful management of our forests with a view to increasing their ability to take up and fix carbon could help improve the CO2 emissions budget.

Also available under the title:
Réduction des gaz à effet de serre : Utiliser la ressource forestière. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 4. (French)