2 Billion Trees Commitment
Canada is home to vast, healthy, and resilient forest ecosystems that support our well-being and help absorb carbon pollution. Planting trees is what we call a nature-based climate solution, one that can reduce our net greenhouse gas emissions while providing other benefits such as better air and water quality, lower risk of wildland fire to rural communities, and support for biodiversity. There is no path to achieve our goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that doesn’t involve our forests.
In the 2019 and 2020 Speeches from the Throne, the Government of Canada committed to using nature-based solutions to fight climate change – like planting 2 billion trees over the next 10 years to clean the air and make our communities greener. This is a tall order – see how we’ll get there together.
Read about what nature-based solutions are and how Canada is already planting trees to help.
It takes a lot of preparation and many years to get a tree in the ground. Learn more about the steps, timelines and partnerships needed to plant a tree.
Successfully planting 2 billion trees in 10 years hinges on partnerships across Canada, with Indigenous communities, private landowners, cities, and Provinces and Territories.
Canada has the third largest forested area in the world with over a hundred tree species. Use the My Tree app to see which trees will grow best in which Canadian locations.
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