Forests are crucial in fighting climate change and biodiversity loss. Industrial logging and other land uses have destroyed forests while degrading and fragmenting wildlife habitat. This means there are fewer trees to store carbon, and that the carbon stored in trees and forest soils is released. Forest loss threatens many Indigenous Peoples’ cultures and relationships with the land, due to their dependence upon and close relationship with forests.About the Solution
Tree planting is a critical nature-based climate solution that addresses climate change, biodiversity loss and creates more equitable cities. Tree planting is powerful. Nature groups, municipalities, Indigenous communities and individuals can meaningfully contribute to protecting and restoring Canada’s forests by collectively planting billions of trees to reverse climate change and species collapse.About the Problem
Nature Canada is working with partner nature groups and community organizations across the country who are bringing the federal 2 Billion Trees program to their communities. Whether it’s engaging local decision-makers to ask whether our communities will get their fair share, or it’s organizations leading tree planting efforts, we need to be asking what opportunities the 2 Billion Trees program can create in our communities.
Our goal is to grow permanent and additional forest cover across Canada by mobilizing governments and organizations to plant billions of trees and reforest hundreds of thousands of square hectares. Whether it’s engaging local decision-makers or championing local communities, be the first to know about our efforts to sustain biodiversity, climate, and people.