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Webinar on New Family Forest Carbon Program Hosted by the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy

An opportunity to learn about the new program supported by Amazon, Inc., International Paper and how other companies can get involved

Published 04-23-20

Submitted by American Forest Foundation

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) will host a webinar with partner, The Nature Conservancy, on April 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET on the Family Forest Carbon Program, a new program that can help companies make a meaningful contribution to our climate, environment and rural communities through family-owned forests.

This week, Amazon, Inc announced it has made a large investment in the Family Forest Carbon Program, joining partners International Paper, 3M, Domtar and VF Corporation. Other companies have the opportunity to join these climate leaders in this effort. 

The Family Forest Carbon Program is a new program that opens up carbon markets to small forest holdings, providing rural landowners with incentive payments to implement sustainable forest practices to increase carbon storage and improve the forest health.  The carbon produced from the program will be available to companies in the form verified carbon credits. Unlike a traditional carbon project, the Family Forest Carbon Program operates in the U.S. only, and works to enact additional positive action for the environment. It also uses a new methodology, co-created with Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard for carbon accounting that is credible and cost-effective to landowners.

What: Webinar: Beyond Carbon Credits, Engaging Family-Owned Forests to Deliver Sustainability

Who: For Corporate Sustainability Officers and Executives

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET

Topics Included:

  • Why family forests to help address climate change
  • What is the Family Forest Carbon Program and how does it work
  • The nature of carbon markets and how this program uses an innovative new methodology to create access for family landowners
  • How companies can advance their own goals through partnership with the program

Registration: www.forestfoundation.org/forestcarbonwebinar

 

Visit here for more information on the Family Forest Carbon Program.

Contact: Elizabeth Greener, egreener@forestfoundation.org; (202)-253-1096 

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About the American Forest Foundation

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) is a non-profit conservation organization that protects and measurably increases clean water, wildlife habitat, and sustainable wood supplies that come from family-owned forests. AFF works with landowners, partners, leading businesses, and policymakers to address key issues such as conserving biodiversity, reducing risk of catastrophic wildfire, and addressing the threat of climate change. To learn more about the American Forest Foundation and the Family Forest Carbon Program, go to www.forestfoundation.org.

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American Forest Foundation

American Forest Foundation

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) is a national non-profit conservation organization that protects and measurably increases the clean water, wildlife habitat and sustainable wood supplies that come from family-owned forests. AFF works with landowners, partners, leading businesses and policymakers to address key issues such as conserving biodiversity, reducing risk of catastrophic wildfire, and addressing the threat of climate change. To learn more about the American Forest Foundation, visit www.forestfoundation.org.

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