Managing Climate-Related International Forest Programs: A Proposal to Create the International Forest Conservation Corporation

June 2009

As a result of new climate change policies, by 2015 the U.S. may be spending up to $11.5 billion per year to help developing nations reduce tropical deforestation. In a paper for Resources for the Future, Climate Advisers’ Nigel Purvis and Andrew Stevenson argue that Congress and the Obama administration should create the International Forest Conservation Corporation (IFCC), a specialized agency with the unique mandate, authority, and expertise needed to effectively manage this funding.