Boreal Peatlands Climate change

Policy brief - Protecting northern peatlands

WCS Canada, Smart Prosperity Institute


A vital cost-effective approach to curbing Canada's climate impact

Abstract

Protecting and maintaining northern peatlands, which are huge stores and important sinks for carbon, is essential to meeting national and global climate targets. But without mechanisms to measure and account for emissions associated with these areas, we risk losing ground on a significant natural climate solution.

Recommended citation

WCS Canada, Smart Prosperity Institute (2021). Policy brief - Protecting northern peatlands. WCS Canada. https://wcscanada.org/resources/policy-brief-protecting-northern-peatlands/

Northern Peatlands in Canada

Northern Peatlands in Canada

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Ontario Northern Boreal

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Peatlands

Peatlands

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