Kylie Clay and Lauren Cooper publish a piece in GreenBiz outlining the FCWG's newly released federal policy platform

Following the election, the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), of which the MSU FCCP plays a leading role, released an ambitious new federal policy platform.

Kylie Clay and Lauren Cooper published a piece in GreenBiz outlining the Forest-Climate Working Group’s (FCWG) newly released federal policy platform, which intends to help the new Congress leverage U.S. forests for climate change action. The platform includes five detailed proposals that guide policymakers on how to help private forest owners and public land managers overcome existing financial and technical obstacles, enabling them to grow powerful climate solutions in America’s forests and forest product sectors.

A new policy platform is thinking big on forests and climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has sent a clear message: to keep catastrophic climate change impacts at bay, we need to keep our warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, and the land sector must play a central role in achieving that. We need to stop emissions from deforestation and forest degradation while simultaneously bolstering the carbon sequestration capacity of healthy, growing forests.

Following the recent U.S. presidential election, the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) released an ambitious federal policy platform, endorsed by 43 CEOs and organizations representing all dimensions of U.S. forests, intended to help Congress leverage forests for climate change action. Read the full article here…  

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