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International Paper and The Nature Conservancy
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12:30:00 PM
1:15:00 PM
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Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

How we manage forests is a critical, yet often overlooked, solution in the fight against climate change. Improvements to land stewardship - Natural Climate Solutions - could cost-effectively avoid 11 gigatons of CO2 emissions per year, or one third of the mitigation needed to meet global climate commitments. Natural climate solutions can also preserve biodiversity, strengthen resilience to future climate impacts, and improve water and air quality. They have the potential to strengthen the forest resource economy, bringing more employment, stabilizing product sourcing, avoiding healthcare costs, reducing costs for access to clean water, avoiding costs for cooling, and reducing costs for forest products.

This session will address the importance of forestry-based natural climate solutions with specific examples of collaborations in between governments, NGOs, and the private sector in Gabon Indonesia, Mexico, and the Central Appalachians of the United States.