Saskatchewan shines as an environmental stewardship leader, with cutting-edge solutions to safeguard our planet’s future. The province’s forest management practices are enhancing climate resilience, while innovative agricultural approaches are boosting yields and strengthening climate adaptation. By adhering to policies that serve our citizens, industry and our natural ecosystems, Saskatchewan is building towards a more sustainable world.
Natural Carbon Storage In Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan is a world leader in carbon capture, utilization and storage. However, we also depend on stewardship of our ecosystem to support carbon sequestration and climate resilience.
In the map below, learn more about three distinct ecosystems, and how they play a role in Saskatchewan’s sustainability story.
As one of the first jurisdictions to convert to no-till farming, 95 per cent of the land seeded to crops in Saskatchewan is done using zero or minimum tillage to minimize soil disturbance and sequester carbon dioxide – the highest percentage of any province in Canada.
One 300-megawatt small modular reactor (SMR) has enough power to keep the lights on for a lot of people. Saskatchewan has joined a joint strategic plan outlining the path forward on SMRs, which have the potential to position Canada as a global leader in the fight against climate change.
The number of commitments made in Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy to make the province’s natural systems and infrastructure for electricity, transportation, homes and buildings, and community more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.
The Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project has the potential to benefit half a million acres of farmland and broaden access to water for municipal and industrial development. In doing so, it would ensure a drought resistant and sustainable supply of water for generations to come.