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Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Sinks

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2021
The Plan sets forth the U.S. approach to conserving critical global terrestrial carbon sinks, deploying a range of diplomatic, policy, and finance mechanisms. It sets a restoration goal by 2030 with hopes of emulations. It outlines the initial approaches the United States intends to deploy to achieve four key objectives:
  • Incentivize forest and ecosystem conservation and forest landscape restoration;
  • Catalyze private sector investment, finance, and action to conserve critical carbon sinks;
  • Build long-term capacity and support the data and monitoring systems that enhance accountability;
  • Increase ambition for climate and conservation action.

The plan focuses primarily on the Amazon, the Congo, and Southeast Asian forests. Subject to Congressional appropriations, by 2030 the United States intends to dedicate up to $9 billion of  international climate funding to support these objectives.


  • Restore at least an additional 200 million hectares of forests and other ecosystems

    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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