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General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
North America and the Caribbean
United States of America
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
US Department of Agriculture - Forest Service / United States of America
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), Canadian Forest Service (CFS)
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Scientific/technical activitiesGiven the relevance of forests at a large scale to the Paris Climate Agreement, SFI Staff conducted a preliminary estimate of terrestrial carbon on SFI forests in the United States, and initiated a project in collaboration with partners to develop a more precise methodology to estimate carbon storage and sequestration rates (not including forest products) on managed forests in the U.S. A preliminary carbon assessment for some Canadian areas is currently being modeled using remote sensing data, with plans to expand the analysis to the rest of Canada. Forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard now constitute nearly 150 million ha in the United States and Canada.On-going
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: