FCCP Co-hosts a Special In-person Forest-Climate Working Group Science Series Session for Congressional Staffers in Washington, D.C.

The FCCP co-hosted a special in-person session of the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) Science Series at the United States Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Maloney from the FCCP standing at a podium presenting to an audience. On the right side, panel speakers (Kendall DeLyser, Danielle Watson, and Nathan Truitt) are sitting down at a table facing the audience.
Photo by Society of American Foresters.

The Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP) co-hosted the first session in the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) Science Series in collaboration with the FCWG and the Society of American Foresters (SAF). This in-person event aimed to deepen the understanding of forest-climate science, policy issues, and the tools available to accelerate the adoption of forest-based climate solutions, targeting policymakers and congressional staffers on Capitol Hill.

Danielle Watson, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Society of American Foresters, began the session with a high-level overview of the role of forests as a natural climate solution. Kendall DeLyser, Director of Climate Science at American Forests, introduced pathways for forests to increase climate resilience over time. Nathan Truitt, Executive Vice President of Climate Funding at American Forest Foundation, concluded the presentations with an outline of pathways to inform and communicate the adoption of forest-based climate solutions. At the end of the session, Kathryn Maloney, Interim Director of FCCP, moderated a Q&A panel discussion.

To view materials and recordings of past FCWG Science Series sessions, click here.

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