At a special event on Capitol Hill this week, conservation giant Jane Goodall joined Avoided Deforestation Partners founder Jeff Horowitz in calling on lawmakers to include sufficient funding for international forest protection in U.S. climate and energy legislation.
The Capitol Hill briefing focused on opportunities for U.S. leadership today, and stressed the importance of tropical forests in climate, energy and foreign policy.
Also lending their voices in support of the cause were Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Senator Sam Brownback (New Mexico), Congresswoman Nita Lowey (New York), and the Presidents of World Wildlife Fund US, CARE USA, and The Nature Conservancy.
“We are reaching a point where the future is in jeopardy,” cautioned Jane Goodall. “Every single day we live on this planet we impact it, and today we have the opportunity to choose what that impact will be.”
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