Protecting Old Growth Forests for Climate Justice

A forest

Impacts of climate change are felt disproportionately around the world, which makes the climate crisis intertwined with climate justice. Clear solutions are needed to address the issue: human-caused carbon emissions.  

Luckily, mature and old-growth forests pull in and store vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. On federal lands conserving forests offers one of the most straightforward and cost-effective ways to address the climate crisis and has been recognized by scientists as an essential climate strategy that must be implemented alongside cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Our presenters from the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) discussed how they are centering climate justice in their work to protect mature and old-growth forests. They discussed climate justice in Oregon, Alaska and internationally.