New analysis of Canada’s logging sector reveals that true greenhouse gas emissions from clear-cutting are being hidden from the public! In 2020,75 million tonnes of greenhouse gas was emitted by the logging sector—that puts it on par with emissions from Canada’s oil sands operations.
Logging pretends to be carbon neutral but it’s pumping out emissions equivalent to the entire province of Quebec.
So why is the federal government refusing to recognize logging as a high-emitting sector?
Canada's climate action plan doesn’t even mention logging emissions—and the government has no strategy for logging companies are doing their fair share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full report to learn more.
Exempting the logging industry from climate action—and subsidizing the clear-cutting of half a million hectares of forests each year is outrageous. Canadians must demand better.
This loss of irreplaceable old-growth forests is fueling climate change, increasing vulnerability to extreme weather, and putting critical species— like the woodland caribou—at risk.
Canadians expect all sectors to do their part to reduce emissions and tackle the climate and biodiversity crises.
Let the government know you don’t want another super-polluter like the oil sands in Canada! Send a letter to the Prime Minister asking for a clear report on greenhouse gas emissions from logging and an immediate strategy to reduce emissions and protect old-growth forests. We'll CC the Environment and Natural Resources Ministers and your local MP.
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