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Forest Carbon In Congress: A Survey of Key Congressional Staff

Recognizing that additional research and analysis on international forest carbon will be useful to U.S. policymakers, Resources for the Future gauged the general understanding of this issue among congressional lawmakers and staff. Over the course of two months, Lou Leonard, Director of U.S. Policy on International Climate Affairs for the World Wildlife Fund, interviewed more than 30 congressional staffers – Republicans and Democrats, from committee and personal offices, in the House and the Senate – to determine their views on the role of international forest carbon and their recommendations for areas of future research.

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