Forest-Climate Working Group Policy Platform for 116th Congress

Forest-Climate Working Group Policy Platform for 116th Congress

Author: Forest-Climate Working Group

For each Congress, the Forest-Climate Working Group develops a policy platform that outlines how policymakers can help private forest owners and public land managers grow the powerful climate solutions in America’s forests and forest products while delivering other environmental and economic benefits. The recommendations within the latest platform, for the 116th Congress, fall into four categories: maintain and expand forest cover; improve forest practices for carbon, adaptation and resilience; advance markets for forest carbon, forest products and skilled labor; and enhance climate data and applied science.