Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik cosponsored the Trillion Trees Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill that utilizes proper forest management and a market-based approach to address the climate challenges of the 21st century. If signed into law, the Trillion Trees Act would solidify the United States as a global leader of the One Trillion Trees Initiative by conserving, restoring, and growing 1 trillion trees worldwide.

“The North Country is home to plentiful forests and natural resources, and I have always been committed to finding market-based, fiscally responsible solutions to preserve our beautiful landscape. The Trillion Trees Act is a bipartisan, innovative approach to tackling the climate challenges we face by engaging the private sector to make our forests healthier, stronger, and more resilient,” said Congresswoman Stefanik.

Studies show that restoring 1 trillion new trees globally would sequester 205 gigatons of carbon, an amount equivalent to two-thirds of all man made emissions remaining in the atmosphere today. The Trillion Trees Act will accomplish this momentous goal by focusing on the regeneration, management, and utilization of trees.

Congresswoman Stefanik was also an original cosponsor of the Trillion Trees Act in 2020.