Author: World Resources InstituteSummary: Avoiding the worst impacts of climate change will require not only steep reductions in emissions but also the removal…
— How We Create Change —
Our policy platform includes four focal areas: forest cover, forest practices, markets, and climate data and science.
To ensure forests can reach their full potential related to sequestering carbon, we take actions that maintain forest cover and expand forests back into places where they have been lost
We identify forestry practices that support carbon sequestration, including storage in forest products, and keep forests healthy and resilient.
We advocate for policies that advance market-based approaches to forest carbon sequestration and storage, forest product use and skilled forest sector-related labor.
Climate Data and Science
We ensure that decision-makers have credible and current data and science related to forests and climate change so they can factor it into policies they create.
The average reduction in national residential energy use due to trees is 7.2%, and consumers save $7.8 billion in electricity and heating costs.
New Policy Priorities
At its winter 2020 meeting, FCWG members discussed new focal areas for the coalition’s policy work. Plans related to each area are under development and expected to be completed this spring.
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