Living forests and oceans: BC’s supernatural climate allies, Thurs. Jan. 30, 12:30 pm


The next Carbon Talk, “Living Forests and Oceans: BC’s Supernatural Climate Allies”

which is taking place next week on Thursday, January 30 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

BC is a supernatural part of the world in many regards. Our forest and marine ecosystems are amongst the most effective natural carbon sinks on the planet and play an important role in addressing global warming by sequestering emissions. However, human activities are threatening these forests and coastlines; logging of old-growth forest and development in coastal zones are leading to the loss of vital seagrass and salt marsh ecosystems. Climate impacts like the Mountain Pine Beetle crisis and ocean acidification are threatening the ecological integrity of our natural carbon sinks. Increasing protection of our forests and coasts is one of the most beneficial actions we can take to mitigate climate change and protect sensitive ecosystems. Please join us at our dialogue to learn about BC’s forests and oceans as natural carbon sinks. Find out more by reading Betsy Agar’s blog post “Myths and insights about trees, old and new” at

Panelists include:

Dr. Colin Campbell – Marine Campaign Coordinator, Sierra Club BC

Colin spends his time working on climate change outreach, steering committee work for the SeaChoice seafood campaign, and pursuing a goal of broadening Marine Protected Area policy to include protection of habitats that support critical biogeochemical processes, specifically the sequestration of ‘Blue Carbon’.

Jens Wieting – Forest and Climate Campaigner, Sierra Club BC

Jens works primarily for the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest and to raise awareness about the threat of global warming and the increasing emissions from BC’s forests and fossil fuel exports. Prior to coming to Canada, Jens worked as forest campaigner in Germany and in a rainforest reserve in Nicaragua.

All of our Carbon Talks are free and open to the public. Please feel free to let your colleagues know about this event.

When: Thursday, January 30 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Room 1600

Registration: Please reserve your seathere

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