If we value our forests, then we need an economy that values them, too.
Our civilization can’t thrive if it undermines the ecosystems we rely on for survival. Annually Southern forests absorb approximately 12% of U.S. carbon emissions.
Carbon Canopy is a ground-breaking initiative that gives landowners financial incentive to preserve their forests so that they don’t have to choose between clearcutting and conservation. This project places a real economic value on carbon sequestration and the other ecosystem services, like climate change protection, clean air and water as well as biodiversity, that these forests provide. With Carbon Canopy, companies have a mechanism for doing something about their environmental impact, taking into account the real cost of doing business and ensuring our forests’ ecosystem services endure.
Dogwood Alliance has been the driving force of change among industries reliant on the resources of Southern forests since 1996. As a result we’ve increased protection for millions of acres of Southern forests. With Carbon Canopy, we’ve collaborated with landowners and corporate partners like Staples and Columbia Forest Products to innovate solutions that are driving the shift to a 21st century economy, that maintain and financially value our standing forests and the ecosystem services they provide.