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Climate Change and Forestry: What Policy for Canada?


  • Brad Stennes
  • Emina Krcmar-Nozic
  • G. Cornelis van Kooten


On the basis of projected global climate change, Canada is expected to experience large land-use impacts. As indicated in this paper, forestry and agriculture are likely to be net gainers from climate change, with Canada as a whole possibly gaining from global warming. Adaptation to climate change will require shifting land out of forestry and into agricultural activities. Nonetheless, cost-effective mitigation strategies will likely involve the opposite - planting trees on agricultural land. The quandary for decision makers is whether to pursue mitigation strategies that could be to the detriment of future adaptation.

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  • Brad Stennes & Emina Krcmar-Nozic & G. Cornelis van Kooten, 1998. "Climate Change and Forestry: What Policy for Canada?," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 24(s2), pages 95-104, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:24:y:1998:i:s2:p:95-104

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    1. Ralph Alig & Darius Adams & Bruce McCarl & J. Callaway & Steven Winnett, 1997. "Assessing effects of mitigation strategies for global climate change with an intertemporal model of the U.S. forest and agriculture sectors," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 9(3), pages 259-274, April.
    2. Arthur, Louise M. & Abizadeh, Fay, 1988. "Potential Effects Of Climate Change On Agriculture In The Prairie Region Of Canada," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 13(02), December.
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    1. Jean-S├ębastien Landry & Navin Ramankutty, 2015. "Carbon Cycling, Climate Regulation, and Disturbances in Canadian Forests: Scientific Principles for Management," Land, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(1), pages 1-36, January.

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