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How Two First Nations and a Small Canadian Town Tapped Carbon Finance to Sustainably Manage their Shared Forest
Ecosystem Marketplace came out to visit one of our projects last year, and has published an article about the Cheakamus Community Forest Offset Project, developed by Brinkman Climate and Ecotrust Canada.
“Canada’s forests have long provided timber for all of North America, and they still do. But with the advent of climate change, they can also serve another function: carbon sequestration. Here’s how one small town and two indigenous peoples tapped carbon markets to manage their forest sustainably for generations to come.”
The project is situated on a 33,018 hectare crown forest tenure around Whistler, in partnership with and on the traditional territories of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation, a landscape enjoyed by millions of locals, British Columbians and international visitors each year.
Four Improved Forest Management approaches are carried out under its Ecosystem Based Management plan, with the goal of achieving an appropriate balance between timber harvesting, tourism, cultural values, recreation, wildlife, and biodiversity.
The article goes on to touch on the role that carbon offsets play in the national and international fight against climate change.
“We expect provinces with cap and trade systems to show real, annually verified emissions reductions, ensuring they do their part to achieve Canada’s Paris target,” said Pallant. “Carbon offset projects are an integral part of these systems, driving investment into emissions reductions beyond the energy sector.”
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