Forests have been identified as an important and significant contributor to climate change mitigation due to their ability to serve as a sink for carbon dioxide. A healthy forest products sector may help to achieve this goal if it can encourage the retention and management of forests. Earlier this year, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted an in-depth conversation on the important role forests can play in climate change mitigation.
On June 9, 2020, RFF continued this conversation by convening a panel of expert practitioners for a webinar on how they have been incorporating climate mitigation into their forest management practices—on the ground, in various parts of the country. This RFF Live event began with a short background presentation on the role of forests in climate mitigation, followed by a moderated panel discussion with representatives from nonprofit organizations and investment services, as well as private landowners who have practical experience in active forest management as a means to achieve conservation goals.
- Robert Bonnie, Resources for the Future, Duke University (moderator)
- Jimmy Bullock, Resource Management Service
- Christine Cadigan, American Forest Foundation
- Sam Cook, Forest Assets, North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources
- Paul Trianosky, Sustainable Forestry Initiative
- Laurie Wayburn, Pacific Forest Trust