Massachusetts Outlines Implementation for ‘Forests as Climate Solutions’ Initiative

Morning Ag Clips
June 11, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States, US East

BOSTON – The Healey-Driscoll Administration unveiled a comprehensive work plan outlining strategies to protect and manage forest lands while prioritizing efforts to address climate change impacts. This plan represents a significant milestone in the “Forests as Climate Solutions” Initiative and presents a detailed timeline for putting into action the recommendations made by the Climate Forestry Committee to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). The new climate-oriented policies will focus on expanding forest conservation statewide, increasing transparency in agency practices, investing in scientific data to track and guide progress, and implementing specific forest management techniques. The administration also detailed its plans for paused forest management projects and the process for selecting, planning, and monitoring new projects in the future.

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