Canadian Forest Service Publications
Improving Canada's forest carbon estimates. 2023. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. Ottawa. 3 p.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 40906
Series: Science-Policy Notes (CFS)
Availability: PDF (download)
Plain Language Summary
Forests are complex ecosystems that sequester carbon as they grow and emit carbon when they die, decay, and are disturbed. They are also affected by both natural processes and human activities, which makes calculating forest carbon a complex task. As new data and science become available, our understanding of forest carbon and the processes that affect it improves. Incorporating this improved understanding increases the accuracy of our estimates, causing them to change over time. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) are committed to continuously improving Canada’s forest carbon estimates. Collaboration with external experts and stakeholders is key to identifying opportunities and informing the continuous improvement process. As new science and data on forests continue to surface, Canada’s forest carbon estimates will continue to be improved.
Also available under the title:
Améliorer les estimations du carbone forestier du Canada (French)