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Sierra Club of/du Canada


Forests, Climate Change and Carbon Reservoirs
A Sierra Club of Canada Discussion Paper — September 2003


Forests affect and are affected by climate change in numerous ways. The impacts of climate change on forests and forest health can be expected to be significant, and in some regions severe. Large undisturbed forests will be of increasing importance as refuges and migration routes for species forced into new regions with more suitable climate.

Forests, Climate Change and Carbon Reservoirs focuses on the potential role of forests in mitigating climate change through enhanced storage of carbon.



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