Considering the Contributions of Forests in the Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This RFF Seminar, co-sponsored by Resources for the Future and the Society of American Foresters, will delve into some of the questions that surround carbon accounting and forest management.
Responsible management of temperate forests in the United States can play an important and ongoing role in climate change mitigation at a national and international scale. This RFF Seminar, co-sponsored by Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Society of American Foresters (SAF), will delve into some of the questions that surround carbon accounting and forest management. The event, moderated by RFF Senior Fellow Roger Sedjo, will feature presentations by David Cleaves, explaining the integral role of the US Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program in determining carbon stocks; William Stewart, describing the results of new research comparing best practices and regulators’ assumptions about the carbon profiles of managed forests and the harvested products from such forests in northern California; and Robert Malmsheimer, discussing the recent work of the SAF’s Carbon Accounting Team to dissect the latest science underlying these discussions.
Roger Sedjo, Senior Fellow and Director of the Forest Economics and Policy Program, Resources for the Future
David A. Cleaves, Climate Change Advisor to the Chief, US Forest Service
William Stewart, Cooperative Extension Forestry Specialist, University of California, Berkeley
Robert Malmsheimer, Professor, State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Report — Feb 21, 2024
Policy Incentives to Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal: Analysis and Recommendations
This report surveys the challenges to scaling carbon dioxide removal efforts in the United States and details short-term solutions and long-run policy frameworks.
Media Highlight — Feb 5, 2024
Smithsonian Magazine: “Six Big Ways Climate Change Could Impact the United States by 2100”
RFF Fellow Matthew Wibbenmeyer comments on the threat of climate-driven wildfire.
Media Highlight — Dec 27, 2023
Inside Climate News: “Biden Administration Takes Historic Step to Protect Old-Growth Forest”
A story about proposed federal land management policy mentions a 2021 RFF analysis on the distribution of the United States‘ protected lands.