Adapting Sustainable Forest Management to Climate Change: Preparing for the Future

Summary

Climate change is an unprecedented issue in modern times, posing a number of challenges to sustainable forest management (SFM) in Canada. These challenges include how best to plan and adapt for an uncertain future. The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) has recognized the need to minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities that climate change presents for Canadas forests and forest sector and has therefore initiated collaborative, interjurisdictional work on adaptation in forestry. This report briefly characterizes the issue of climate change as it relates to SFM in Canada and outlines the importance and benefits of adaptation for Canadas forest sector. Additionally, it presents the CCFM approach for adapting SFM to a changing climate and summarizes a suite of tools and products that the CCFM has developed to enhance the capacity of the Canadian forest sector to adapt to climatic changes.

Published Date: January 24, 2013
Publisher: Ontario Government, Ministry of Natural Resources
Author: Science and Information Resources Division

Details

Adapting Sustainable Forest Management to Climate Change: Preparing for the Future
ISBN: 978-1-100-20689-9   (PDF) 1.75 MB