TAKE ACTION: California can help protect irreplaceable forests

Forests like the Canadian boreal and the Amazon are indispensable in the fight against climate change — but these vital forests are under threat, being lost to feed global markets for toilet paper, palm oil, beef, lumber, and other products.

Fortunately, right now California state lawmakers are considering a groundbreaking bill — AB 416 — that would help ensure that California doesn’t buy products that contribute to forest destruction in sensitive tropical and boreal regions.

The boreal and tropical forests are the lungs of the earth, regulating global temperatures through absorbing and storing carbon dioxide and converting it into life-giving oxygen — making them vital to combating climate change. These forests are also vital for wildlife and the homelands of Indigenous peoples, who have lived on and stewarded them for millennia.

AB 416 would help protect tropical and boreal forests in the face of unsustainable industrial development — and we need to speak up now to get this legislation passed.

Tell your assembly member to take action to end reckless deforestation and to safeguard our beloved, climate-critical forests!

California lawmakers are considering a bill — AB 416 — that would help protect tropical and boreal forests that are home to Indigenous peoples and critical to threatened wildlife and the fight against climate change. Tell your CA assembly member to take action to end reckless forest loss and to safeguard these irreplaceable forests!

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