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Region: North America
Project type: Forestry and landscapes
King County’s forest programme aims to conserve 65,000 acres of existing tree canopy and natural areas, and provide more public parks, biking and walking trails, and open spaces. The project reduces carbon emissions by conserving forests threatened with development ("avoided conversion") and from improved forest management on private lands in the Cascade foothills. Current testing indicates that more than 1 million tCO2e of emissions will be avoided over the project’s duration. In the first five years, the urban and rural components of King County’s Forest Carbon Program will store at least 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide that otherwise would have been emitted into the atmosphere.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to take climate action (SDG 13), the project delivers other benefits: