Canada is home to healthy and resilient forests that support the well-being of Canadians and our economy by creating thousands of green jobs while absorbing and storing vast amounts of carbon. Canada’s path to net-zero emissions includes protected areas and sustainable forests.
That’s why today, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced the next step in the Government of Canada’s commitment to plant two billion trees: the Growing Canada’s Forests Program.
Despite challenges posed by COVID-19, officials have continued engaging with provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous peoples, industry, and non-government stakeholders on ways to realize this tree planting commitment.
To that end, the government is launching two initiatives to seek information on organizations with immediate access to land or trees and those who are interested in collaborating on tree planting initiatives to help Canada realize its 10-year target: