The Economics of US Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ohio State University

The Ohio State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and IUFRO will hold a joint program on The Economics of US Forests as a Natural Climate Solution online on April 29th from noon to 1:30 pm EDT.

Presenters will provide recent results from leading forest economic models that estimate the costs and potential of carbon sequestration in U.S. forests and provide U.S. scale estimates of forest-based mitigation potential and costs for various activities (afforestation, reforestation, forest management, rotation extensions), as well as at the regional, county and mill-shed scale for relevant activities.

A panel discussion will focus on how to move from ambition to reality on the landscape with experts on market design and implementation.

Schedule of Events:

Introduction – Christine Dragisic, Acting Branch Chief, Partnerships and Initiatives, Office of Global Change, US Department of State

How far and how fast can US forests be pushed? —
Adam Daigneault,School of Forest Resources, University of Maine and Brent Sohngen, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University

How are forest sinks affected by market demands in forestry and agriculture? — Justin Baker, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University

Drilling down: A look at carbon flux from the mill-shed up. — Greg Latta, Department of Natural Resources and Society, University of Idaho

Panel Discussion: How do we get this carbon on the Landscape? — (Moderated by Brent Sohngen)
Sara Ohrel, Economist, Climate Change Division, US Environmental Protection Agency, Suzi Kerr Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund, Zach Parisa, President, SylviaTerra Carbon

To take part in this program, register at