TREE Project | Projet ARBRE

Climate action across biosphere reserves

In an effort to limit the environmental impact of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, in June 2018, the Government of Canada entered into an agreement with the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve to make the summit an environmentally responsible event.

One of the highlights of this agreement was the planting of 100,000 trees in 14 of Canada's 18 biosphere reserves, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia in May 2018. Each biosphere reserve worked with various partners partners including the landowners, a forestry agency, a school, community group, and municipality. This initiative helped to replenish, restore and reforest sites chosen by the participating local communities, and to offset some of the greenhouse gases from the G7 Summit.

The TREE Project will become an annual initiative, ensuring that at least one national or international generates opportunities for climate action across Canada’s biosphere reserves.