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Thousands of Canadians Are Raising Their Voices for Ottawa to Come Clean on Logging Emissions

Pressure is growing on the federal government to heed the Auditor General Office’s call to come clean on the climate impacts of large-scale industrial logging.

That’s thanks to nearly 9,000 Nature Canada supporters who added their names to a Freedom of Information request demanding that Canada’s Climate Change and Forestry Ministers publicly release logging emission numbers – and stop allowing the logging industry to pollute for free. Nature Canada is bringing those voices to Ottawa and ensuring that Minister Guilbeault (Environment and Climate Change) and Minister Wilkinson (Natural Resources) hear your calls for action to and hold polluters accountable

Concerns about the massive greenhouse gas impacts of wildfires — on top of logging — also prompted widespread coverage of hidden logging emissions in publications like the Globe and Mail, National Observer, and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

And, in August, there was nation-wide media coverage of a Nature Canada poll showing that an overwhelming majority of Canadians want accurate reporting of GHG emissions from all sectors of the economy – including logging.

Finally, a high-profile academic paper found that GHG emissions from logging world-wide are the size of emissions from the entire European Union – but are not being counted.

Time is running out to fix the massive logging gap in Canada — and globally.

Ottawa will release an update to its GHG Emission Reduction Plan update this December.

If you haven’t yet done so, join us in demanding that the federal government clearly report the true costs of logging in that report — and start holding the logging sector accountable for all the carbon pollution it emits just as other sectors are held accountable for theirs!

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