Forest Carbon Project

24 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions come from "agriculture, forestry and other land uses," according to the IPCC 2014 synthesis report. Forests sequester carbon in trees, when the trees are growing, and in the soil. Managing forests to increase carbon sequestration could have a significant positive effect on GHG levels, but, at least in the U.S., federal agencies managing forests, especially the U.S. Forest Service, are giving short shrift to climate issues in their management plans.

The goal of Advocates for the Environment's Forest Climate Project is to advocate for increased consideration of climate issues when drafting forest management plans, here in the U.S., and in Canada and Europe.