The Forest Carbon Coalition is a network of scientific, conservation, and environmental justice allies working together to protect US forests from harmful logging practices that are driving climate change and restore one of the world’s most vital carbon sinks to its natural capacity.

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Our goals: towards a US Forest Carbon Agenda for 2020 and beyond

Forests are one of the key solutions to the climate crisis. If humanity has any chance of keeping climate change below the 1.5-degree Celsius target agreed to in the Paris Climate Accords federal, state, and private forestland owners across the US must take action to protect all remaining high density carbon stocks, reduce emissions from logging and wood products and begin the process of restoring nature’s forest carbon cycle to degraded lands through climate smart forest practices. READ MORE.

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Who we are and how we work

The Forest Carbon Coalition (FCC) is a growing network of scientific, conservation and environmental justice organizations who work at the international, national, state and local levels. Our network includes organizations in fourteen cities and six states. We are working in Congress and in statehouses across the nation on legislative solutions and also work to educate the public and decision makers by synthesizing and disseminating supporting science. We are developing a comprehensive forest carbon agenda to guide policy and are monitoring and responding to threats to forest ecosystems. READ MORE ABOUT OUR COALITION AND WHAT WE DO.

What we’re tracking now

What we’re tracking now


Harris Has Strongest Presidential Platform on Forests and Climate

Harris Has Strongest Presidential Platform on Forests and Climate

For a few days, the media and global attention was focused with alarm about the Amazon Rainforest up in flames. Yet forest disturbance from logging in the United States is quadruple that of South American rainforests and is degrading the nation’s potential forest carbon sink by at least 35%, according ...

Proposed Forest Service NEPA rules will increase the pace and scale of projects that drive climate change.

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On August 12th, 2019, the Forest Carbon Coalition submitted technical comments on the US Forest Service’s proposed revisions to its environmental analysis procedures used to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As set forth in our 26-page letter, signed by 15 FCC member organizations, the proposed NEPA rules ...

Forests and the Climate Emergency–Possibilities and Imperatives

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Most of us understand that we face a climate emergency and we want to do something meaningful to make it better. But what? One essential answer: grow trees. Figure 1. Vegetation resources of the U.S. This answer isn’t meant to disrespect the countless other things we must do to reduce ...
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Keep informed about one of humanity’s best shots at mitigating climate change and leaving a stable climate for future generations. If you are part of an organization who wants to join our coalition or an individual wanting to keep up to speed on the latest developments on forests and climate change, please sign up here.