Canadian Environmentalist Tzeporah Berman Speaking in Bali About Canada's Role In Fighting Climate Change



    "Canadian leadership on climate should include forest conservation, but
    forest conservation is not a substitute for drastic reductions of
    industrial emissions."

    BALI, Indonesia, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Canadian environmentalist Tzeporah Berman
is in Bali this week as part of the UN meeting on climate change talking about
the importance of conserving Canada's boreal forest - the world's largest
terrestrial carbon storehouse. Forests are on the agenda at this year's
international conference and a day will be given to discussions aimed at
developing new forest rules.
    If it's agreed in the negotiations coming out of Bali that the new forest
rules will account for greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activity
like logging, Canada will face major implications as logging in Canada results
in 33 million tons of carbon every year (not including carbon stored in forest
products), which is more carbon than is emitted annually by all the passenger
vehicles in the country.
    "Canadian leadership on climate should include forest conservation, but
forest conservation is not a substitute for drastic reductions of industrial
emissions. Only by developing a plan that includes both industrial emissions
reductions and ecosystem conservation will Canada truly become a leader in
fighting climate change."

    Berman will be delivering this message as part of a forest symposium in
Bali entitled Climate Change and the Boreal Forest: Panel and Discussion

    Saturday, December 8, 2007
    4:00 - 5:30 PM
    Ayodya Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali (Jalan Pantai Mengiat)

    Berman added, "Canada's boreal and temperate forests are our lifeboat
given they store more carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem on earth and
hold the key to our being able to adapt to a changing climate through their
biodiversity and their filtration systems for air and water."





For further information:

For further information: Tzeporah Berman, ForestEthics, (604) 313-4713
(mobile works in Bali)

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