Canada will negotiate international agreements for forest preservation in parallel with emissions reductions. Forest protection will not be traded for reductions in fossil fuel emissions as meeting both targets is urgently required.
In addition to actions in the commercial forest, we should pay special attention to National Parks. Green Party MPs will strive to build resilient forests rather than maintaining any one species. We need to restore funding for parks’ ecological services, and do research and experimentation that will lead to the forests of the future.