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The State of Canada’s Forests: Annual Report 2021

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has released its annual report, The State of Canada’s Forests, the theme of which is Canada’s forests provide solutions to a changing world.

In his opening message, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, explains that the theme of this year’s report “reflects the sector’s resiliency and ingenuity in the face of new and emerging challenges – from the COVID-19 pandemic to global climate change. The forest sector and its workers continued to play an important role throughout the last year, providing critical products to Canadians and their families. From the vital role that forests have in the fight against climate change, to the good, green jobs created by the sector, Canada’s forests are also poised to help transition our economy and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.”

The report presents important facts on Canada’s forests and forest products industry, such as:

  • mass timber buildings contribute to low-carbon construction and on the many ways the buildings are sustainable, safe and healthy; and 
  • planting 2 billion trees will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, make our communities greener, improve human well-being and support biodiversity.

We invite you to view the report on the Resources Canada website at State of Canada’s Forests: Annual Report.

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