Memorandum of Agreement between the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, partners and the US Forest Service

Decorative Hardwoods Association
February 22, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

The Momerandum, of Agreement is… to establish a cooperative relationship to support development and delivery of a publicly accessible platform for accessing and estimating forest and harvested wood carbon using USDA Forest Entity-Level Guidance and other applicable measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification methodologies for the United States forest sector. The purpose of this MOA is to codify the cooperation between the parties to collaborate in and to support the creation of a USDA-sponsored digital platform with multiple user-friendly tools providing transparent, high-integrity forest and wood product carbon data throughout the value chain. This MOA will provide overarching guidance to the associated Cooperative Research and Development Agreement number 24-RD-11111107-007. …Climate change is a threat to the natural environment and economy of the United States, and concerted action is needed to mitigate its impacts, including achieving significant GHG emissions reductions and carbon removals through technology, innovation, and natural resource management.

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