Climate 21 Project

Climate 21 Project

CLIMATE 21 PROJECT Transition Memo Department of Agriculture Robert Bonnie, former Undersecretary at USDA Leslie Jones, former Deputy Undersecretary at USDA Meryl Harrell, former Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, USDA

"While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has not historically been at the center of the public conversation on federal climate policy, the Department has enormous and underappreciated discretionary financial resources and agency expertise. These resources and expertise enable USDA to: (1) partner with farmers, ranchers and forest owners to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) through carbon sequestration and emissions reductions; (2) reduce GHG emissions from rural energy cooperatives; (3) bolster the resilience of private working lands and public forests and grasslands to the effects of climate change; (4) promote sustainable bioenergy, wood products, and other bio-based materials (5) contribute to the scientific understanding of climate change; and (6) invest in climate-smart economic development in rural communities."

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