Global Boreal Perspective
The boreal forest encompasses one-third of the world’s forested area — in northern parts of North America and Eurasia.
It regulates the Earth’s climate by storing carbon in peat deposits, soil, lake sediments and trees, mitigating volumes of carbon dioxide and methane, two gases linked to climate change.
The boreal forest produces a great deal of oxygen: thanks to boreal trees in the Northern Hemisphere, in spring and summer global levels of carbon dioxide fall and oxygen levels rise.
Canada is home to one-third of the global boreal forest.