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.
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