Why We Care About This Coalition

The Forest-Climate Working Group, founded in 2007, is the only coalition in the country working to advance state and federal policies that recognize forests and forest products as climate change solutions. A strength of the coalition is its diverse membership — more than 75 entities representing forest-sector businesses, conservation nonprofits, academic institutions, carbon markets, government agencies, state foresters and private landowners. American Forests and American Forest Foundation co-chair the coalition.

The roles of the coalition are to provide policymakers with innovative, science-based ways to leverage forests as a natural climate solution and to serve as a powerful, unified voice to support policymakers seeking to make an impact on the climate crisis. For each Congress, the coalition creates a policy platform. The current platform includes four focal areas: forest cover, forest practices, markets, and climate data and science.