Canadian Forest Service Publications

A Blueprint for Forest Carbon Science in Canada: 2012–2020. 2012. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa, Ontario. 52 p.

Year: 2012

Issued by: Canadian Wood Fibre Centre

Catalog ID: 34222

Language: English

Availability: PDF (download)

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Plain Language Summary

Forest carbon (C) science improves the understanding of the current and future forest contribution to the global C cycle, and supports climate change policy. A blueprint to aid coordination is important because forest C science is multidisciplinary and involves multiple scales and multiple jurisdictions. This publication identifies forest C policy priorities over the coming decade and outlines associated Canadian research activities until 2020. Infrastructure and partnerships are also discussed.

The publication reflects the substantial input of the forest C science and policy community in Canada. It is designed to help funding organizations and the Canadian forest C science and policy community in governments, universities, and the forest sector to focus their resources and align their efforts. It is an important document because it tackles the essential task of integrating Canadian forest C science in support of policy.

Also available under the title:
Plan d’action sur la science du carbone forestier au Canada : 2012–2020. (French)