International Forest Conservation: A Survey of Key Staff in the 112th Congress

May 2011

The political landscape for efforts to reduce tropical deforestation has significantly shifted from the 111th to the 112th Congress. In a new Policy Brief jointly sponsored by Resources for the Future and Climate Advisers, authors Peter Jenkins and Michael Wolosin present the results and primary insights gained from interviews of 29 key hill staffers of both parties and both chambers during February of 2011. The brief identifies the motivations behind support for, and the feasibility of, various policy options to provide the funding streams and attention needed to reduce deforestation in developing countries.