Alberta’s Boreal forest is one of the last wild forests left in the world. It is home to thousands of plants and animals, contains 35% of Canada’s wetlands and, as a functioning whole, stores carbon, regulates climate and filters water. The Boreal forest is an incredible ecosystem that needs protection from the unrelenting pressures of increased oil sands development.
if Canada is to make its Kyoto targets.
Sierra Club of Canada’s Planetary Citizen’s Guide to the Global Climate Negotiations provides an easy to understand review of the history, science and critical issues that were behind the 2005 Global Climate Negotiations in Montreal.
The Sierra Club of Canada opposes nuclear power because it causes ongoing environmental damage and presents a risk of catastrophic accidents. There are less risky and less damaging sustainable ways of meeting the electricity needs of consumers and industry. In fact, nuclear power is the most expensive and least reliable option.