Millions of Tonnes of Carbon!
Canada’s Boreal Forest alone holds about 12% of the world’s land-based carbon reserves. That’s equivalent of up to 36 years of global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.
Most forests store carbon in living plants, but the boreal has something tropical forests don’t have: long-term storage. Canada’s Boreal Forest holds up to 95% of its carbon riches in soil, peatlands and permafrost—features that accumulate carbon over thousands of years and transcend life cycles.