2008-08-28

B.C.'s forests can lead fight against climate change

Our forest sector is facing challenges never before seen. The U.S. housing market collapse, export losses due to the rise in the Canadian dollar and the catastrophic consequences brought on by the mountain pine beetle have had widespread impact throughout our province.

Surprisingly, as bad as things are, B.C.'s forest industry has before it one of the greatest opportunities in more than a generation, an opportunity that will benefit our entire province.

That opportunity lies in the key role that wood can play as a solution to tackling climate change.