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EVENT: Investing in America’s Forests Through the Voluntary Carbon Market

American Forest Foundation

March 10, 2023

A large oak tree on the right with text on the left that reads, "Webinar - Investing in America's Forests: Expanding Rural Access to the Voluntary Carbon Market."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 21, 2023, in observance of the Biden Administration’s Conservation Day, The American Forest Foundation (AFF) will host Investing in America’s Forests, a virtual panel discussion that will explore pathways to increase investment in rural American communities through the voluntary carbon market. AFF’s executive vice president of climate funding Nate Truitt will be joined by leaders across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss how expanding carbon market access is an important pathway to providing rural landowners a financial stream to offset the cost of sustainable forest management and to create wealth for their families.

Experts will discuss how voluntary markets are credible and necessary for scaled conservation outcomes; how leveraging federal funding with private investments can accelerate climate mitigation in forest landscapes; and how investments in voluntary private markets create opportunities for new and growing economies for rural communities.

This event is open to the press.

WHAT: Investing in America's Forests: Expanding Rural Access to the Voluntary Carbon Market, a virtual panel discussion


  • Moderator: Lesley Jantarasami, Managing Director of the Energy Program at the Bipartisan Policy Center

  • Nathan Truitt, executive vice president of climate funding, The American Forest Foundation

  • Timothy Male, Executive Director, Environmental Policy Innovation Center

  • Jim Gebhardt, U.S. EPA Water Infrastructure and Resilience Finance Center

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 11AM EST


TO RSVP: Please RSVP using this link to register for this event by Monday, March 20. Attendees should submit questions for the panelists through the registration link by Friday, March 17.

American Forest Foundation

March 10, 2023

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