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Collaboration, Innovation and Climate Change Action Across Canada’s Vast Boreal Forests

Date: Thursday, March 3

Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Format: Leadership Forum

Hear from forest company executives, leading environmentalists and others as they describe the progress and challenges of collaborating across sectors on conservation and sustainable development across the breadth of Canada’s largest terrestrial ecosystem, the boreal forest. (This session will involve a tour of a giant map of Canada.) Working together with Indigenous Canadians, provincial governments, the Canadian federal government and others, collaborating forestry companies and environmentalists are working to set a global precedent for boreal forest conservation and forest sector competitiveness. This agreement is arguably the most ambitious conservation initiative of its kind in the world and you will emerge from this session with knowledge about the values of this vast ecosystem and insights from the frontlines of cross-sector collaboration and the opportunities and challenges of this approach to advancing sustainability.

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