The race to fight climate change and shift to a renewable-powered future must not include false solutions like biomass.
We're calling on you to end federal subsidies to the forest biomass (wood pellets) industry, and then redirect those subsidies to Indigenous land stewardship and reclamation projects, and real climate solutions in energy transitions like wind, tidal, geothermal, efficiency, and solar that leave no worker behind.
We're also calling on your to make domestic decisions that are in line with Canada’s international climate targets including:
- Publicly signal and encourage provinces to suspend approvals of new wood pellet plants and instead support value-added milling, which creates more expansive and long-term job opportunities domestically.
- Improve Canada’s domestic carbon accounting for forests and forestry to exclude areas that have never been logged as part of the "managed forest"; and account for forests in the same way as all other sectors, by comparing net GHG emissions in 2030 with those in 2005; and fully measure and report the impacts of all emissions associated with forestry.