Protecting the Great Bear Rainforest to Remove Greenhouse Gases

 

The Great Bear Rainforest is one of British Columbia’s most spectacular natural wonders — and an effective means of removing significant GHG emissions from the atmosphere. Great Bear’s North and Central Mid-Coast, South Central Coast and Haida Gwaii forest carbon projects use ecosystem-based management practices that protect areas of the forest that were previously slated for logging.

These projects were enabled through the British Columbia Forest Carbon Offset Protocol and atmospheric benefit sharing agreements, developed in collaboration with First Nations leaders. In addition to reducing emissions, they also support the area’s biodiversity and cultural heritage, while creating local economic opportunities.

 


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