About The Submission:
We welcome the federal government’s decision to develop a federal offsets program. A federal program has potential to ensure national consistency and national fungibility. In this joint submission, ENGOs suggest ways to ensure that offset projects impacting ecosystems have positive biodiversity and climate
mitigation benefits. We call these “nature-based climate solutions”. We are pleased that such actions could be part of the offset system as it will help to pilot the implementation of nature-based climate solutions. We further highlight the importance of considering indigenous rights for any project taking place on lands where indigenous peoples have or are seeking the right to manage their lands.
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