The 1t.org US Community of Practice are comprised of the diverse constituency of US stakeholders to our collaborative global effort conserve, restore, and grow one trillion trees by 2030, for the goal of intentionally mitigating against and adapting to climate change, as well as to procure the many social, economic, and ecological benefits of doing so. In addition to the contributions made by individual organizational pledges and activities, the Community of Practice is buttressed through the active engagement with thematic Working Groups (WG) to collaborate, discuss, innovate, and catalyze around key issues, practices, and initiatives. The WGs are a dynamic hub for stakeholder capacity building, knowledge sharing, seeding new innovations, and to catalyze partnerships and collaboration. Through regular online and in-person meetings, ongoing technical and policy dialogues, collaborative strategy alignment, and communications planning, the WGs provide a forum for stakeholders and practitioners from the public, private, and civil society sectors to roll up their sleeves and get some dirt under their finger nails – learning, sharing, and providing thought leadership on cross-cutting issues across the 1t.org US Chapter ambitious mandate and beyond.
International Forests Working Group
The International Forests Working Group will coordinate the efforts of 1t.org US members to advance engagement in the conservation, restoration, and growth of international forests in an informed, equitable, sustainable, and ecologically-sound way. This working group seeks to build on and scale up their international work and influence by:
- collaborating to build internal capacity,
- sharing information and data,
- establishing and buttressing best practices,
- identifying needs and opportunities, and
- planning collaboratively for and responding to major international events.
The International WG aims to work closely with its diverse membership to enhance equitable and sustainable North-South human investment, technological, and financial resources; also to advance bilateral and multilateral support towards sustainable development outcomes and natural climate solutions.
Carbon Finance Working Group
The mandate of the Carbon Finance Working Group is to organize its 1t.org US member stakeholders to wield carbon finance as a tool to further the goal of conserving, restoring, and growing one trillion trees by 2030. The members will use the WG meetings to explore and advance engagement on and participation in the highly-complex and technical topic of carbon finance and carbon markets. The Carbon Finance Working Group will facilitate robust presentations and discussions of:
- the rapidly-advancing carbon markets
- best practices for carbon accounting
- regulatory frameworks
- co-benefit accounting
- natural climate solution accounting methodologies
- monitoring reporting and verification (MRV) technologies
- access to voluntary vs. compliance markets, and
- other topics, as determined
Reforestation Working Group
The Reforestation Working Group will coordinate the efforts of 1t.org US members to explore the policy, best practices, legacy, innovations, needs and opportunities within the scope of reforestation and afforestation, as a means of furthering the collective goal of conserving, restoring, and growing one trillion trees by 2030. This WG will exhibit domestic reforestation best practices, as well as stakeholders with on-going and expanding activities internationally. Importantly, this WG will aim to pair private-sector corporations, investors, and interests directly with project developers and planters to actively seed new reforestation projects going forward.
Forest Policy Working Group
The Forest Policy Working Group will coordinate the efforts of 1t.org US members to explore, investigate, and advance the topic of international, federal, state, and local forest policies to adva advance the collective goal of conserving, restoring, and growing one trillion trees by 2030. The WG will host active and timely dialogues and campaigns to:
- advance important policies and legislation
- highlight best practices
- offer opportunities to collaborate on policy papers, and
- build capacity within its membership to do these and other activities.
Urban & Community Forests Working Group
The Urban & Community Forests Working Group will coordinate the efforts of 1t.org US members to explore the topic and advance activities to conserve, restore, and grow one trillion trees by 2030 within the urban and community-based context. Using informed knowledge of the social and economic legacies of urban environments and advanced scientific tools, this WG will shape the next phases of community development as a collaborative body with the shared goal of using natural climate solutions.