Events US Chapter Summit

The inaugural US Chapter Summit will bring our diverse, multi-stakeholder community together for a dynamic, in-person event. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with Chapter members from various fields and disciplines, and gain key insights from high-level policymakers and thought leaders.

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COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow. U.S. Chapter is taking part in COP26 to support natural solutions to climate change including our efforts to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees by 2030. Our focus will be on tree equity, strategic reforestation and carbon finance solutions. Follow us on Twitter at @1t_org_US for on the ground updates of our efforts!

Global Citizen Live

Global Citizen Live is a 24-hour global event starting on September 25 to unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty. Hailing from 6 continents, the broadcast will feature artists, celebrities and world leaders coming together to create change and impact climate and poverty.

Global Citizen Live is part of Global Citizen’s 2021 global campaign, a Recovery Plan for the World. The Recovery Plan focuses on five key objectives: ending COVID-19 for all, ending the hunger crisis, resuming learning for all, protecting the planet, and advancing equity for all, and will feature as an impact partner

Webinar: Fix America's Forests: Ideas on How to Tackle the Wildfire Crisis

This webinar panel discussion will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 22 at 10:00 am MST with experts from PERC, Pacific Legal Foundation, and Blue Forest Conservation. The panel of experts will be joined by Chris French, Deputy Chief for National Forest Systems at the U.S. Forest Service.

Webinar: Advancing Climate-Resilient Reforestation

This webinar (June 1st, 12:00-12:45 ET) will discuss how to assess and design reforestation projects, as well as what tools and technical resources to use when doing so. Case studies about reforestation projects in cities and large forest landscapes will be shared. Participants will be able to visit a virtual whiteboard to post their own lessons learned, which will further enrich the conversation during the webinar.


  • Eric Sprague, vice president of forest restoration at American Forests
  • Dana Walsh, silviculturalist at El Dorado National Forest, United States Forest Service
  • Maria Janowiak, deputy director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

IUCN Global Youth Summit

Join a crash course on how to become an ecopreneur! This webinar (April 13th from 9:00 am – 11:00 EST) will feature leading ecopreneurs who embed restoration at the heart of their enterprise working to protect and restore nature.

Speaker lineup

1) Derrick Emsley, Co-founder and CEO, tentree

2) Florent Kaiser, Executive Director, Global Forest Generation

3) Ariana Day Yuen, Founder Forested Foods

4) Siyabulela Siya Sokomani , Founder Nguni Nursery

Moderator: Pato Kelesitse, Host of of Sustain267 Podcast, World Economic Forum Global Shaper

Building Back Better After Wildfire

This webinar, hosted by Greenbiz, will discuss what corporations and others can do the help grow back millions of acres of trees in the face of increasingly devasting wildfires. Brittany Dyer, California State Director at American Forests, Luis Vidal, Sierra Corps Forestry Fellow, and Max Scher, Head of Clean Energy and Carbon Programs at Salesforce will be presenting their work.

GreenBiz 2021

GreenBiz 21, an annual event for sustainable business leaders, will convene more than 1,200 professionals online — February 9-11. American Forest’s President and CEO Jad Daley will lead a session on Wednesday, February 10th titled “Trees as a Pathway to Social Equity 

Davos Agenda Week Recordings

”Watch recorded sessions from the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda Week, January 25-29 2021. Highlights and links to watch the nature-based sessions are below: 

Accelerating Grassroots Innovation (session 1session 2) 
These two sessions featured a range of innovators, entrepreneurs, and ecopreneurs who discussed the innovations needed for a Great Reset and how anyone, anywhere, can engage digitally with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Both sessions featured a different cast of panelists and innovators ranging from a Myanmar-based initiative promoting recycling to an online marketplace that uses empty shipping containers in Oman. At the start of each session is an excellent video of the recent innovators from 2020’s Trillion Tree Challenge talking about the opportunities and partnerships that have been created through this network. 

Building A Net-Zero, Nature-Positive Economy (session 1session 2) 
These two sessions, the first moderated by’s Justin Adams and the second by’s Nicole Schwab, examined what policy and financial opportunities are available to trigger a decade of action that is sustainable and equitable for all. Amongst a number of distinguished speakers, Wanjira Mathai of the World Resources Institute discussed why it’s so essential that we protect standing forests and how they are the lungs of the Earth, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore mentioned how the actions of will help us reach global net-zero goals. 

Carbon Markets: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Mark Carney, Annette Nazareth and Bill Winters (session 1) 
With the full economic repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis looming, this high-profile panel discussed how the scaling of carbon markets could offer the opportunity for mobilizing additional finance for climate and nature action. Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, says we have less than a decade left of our carbon budget and lays out why it’s in companies’ best interests to reduce their emissions.