As the world continues to develop and advance new ways to fight climate change, it has become clear that forests are integral to improving the health and wellbeing of the planet and our communities. On their own, forests already play a critical role in our planet’s natural carbon cycle. Activating them as a natural climate solution through the voluntary carbon market helps keep even more carbon out of our atmosphere and mitigate the impact of climate change. But the question remains – how do we do that, and do it well?
Measuring how much carbon is captured can be confusing and complex, leading to misunderstanding around how carbon projects create meaningful impact in the fight against climate change. The Family Forest Carbon Program, a partnership between AFF and the Nature Conservancy (TNC), pioneered a new methodology that addresses those challenges, improving accuracy and transparency to ensure our program is having a real impact.
The following video provides a step-by-step explanation of how our carbon program works, our methodology’s approach, and how it helps expand access to the carbon market for thousands of rural landowners seeking to improve the health of their forests and benefit the planet.
March 21, 2023
AFF CEO: IPCC Report Showcases Need to Activate All Climate Solutions Now
“The IPCC’s report makes it alarmingly clear that we must activate all tools, including natural climate solutions, to fight climate change. In order to limit the risks within 1.5-degrees of global warming, governments, companies, and organizations must include forest-based solutions and leverage carbon markets that invest in the health and productivity of America’s forests."
March 10, 2023
EVENT: Investing in America’s Forests Through the Voluntary Carbon Market
Please join us on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 for Investing in America's Forests: Expanding Rural Access to the Voluntary Carbon Market, a virtual panel discussion that will explore pathways to increase investment in rural American communities through the voluntary carbon market.
February 22, 2023
Senior Forestry Manager Hypes Family Forest Carbon Program in Minnesota
Senior Forestry Manager Chrissy Shaw recently shared her thoughts with the Minnesota Women's Woodland Network on the many benefits of participating in the Family Forest Carbon Program.