PARTNERS IN MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE
Forests and forest products already offset 15% of total U.S. industrial carbon emissions each year. With approximately 360 million acres – or 70% – of the working forests in the U.S. on private land, the powerful sequestration engine and carbon sink carbon sink provided by working forests hold enormous opportunity to mitigate climate change at scale. NAFO works closely with several partners who are aligned on the role of private working forests as a natural climate solution.
ESTABLISHING COMMON GROUND BETWEEN FORESTRY, CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL CEOs
The CEO Principles outline a common vision on the important role that sustainably managed forests and forest products play in mitigating climate change. The principles are signed by the CEOs of American Forests, American Forest Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Alliance of Forest Owners, The Nature Conservancy, and the CEOs of 43 forestry businesses representing over 46 million acres of working forests across the United States.
ADVOCATING FOR FOREST CLIMATE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) is a coalition of forest stakeholders providing unified, consensus policy proposals for federal policymakers seeking to make an impact on the climate crisis. The FCWG presents innovative, science-based ways to leverage forests and forest products as a natural climate solution.
WORKING TOGETHER ACROSS THE LAND SECTOR
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) consists of organizations representing farmers, ranchers, forest owners, the food sector, state governments and environmental advocates that are working together to develop and promote shared climate policy priorities.
DRIVING CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSERVATION SOLUTIONS
Conservationists for Climate Solutions seeks to advance climate solutions with bipartisan legislation that would improve landscape health and resiliency as well mitigate the early impacts on our nation’s fish and wildlife resources.