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News: United States Re-joins Paris Agreement on Climate Change

February 20, 2021, New York

Yesterday, the United States rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. This is an incredibly important first step towards the US re-assuming an international leadership role in the global effort to address the climate emergency.

In 2015, the Coalition worked closely with Secretary John Kerry of the US and led the effort that successfully enshrined REDD+ as Article 5 of the Paris Agreement. This groundbreaking article allows developing countries the opportunity to confront climate emergency by receiving performance-based payments for national conservation efforts. The carbon reductions from REDD+ Results Units are the only Paris Agreement-compliant forestry credits for sale to corporations and consumers to achieve their net-zero and carbon neutral goals.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of our work. We look forward to once again working with Secretary Kerry and his team to advance the protection of rainforests and fight against climate change – together.


Kevin Conrad
Executive Director
Coalition for Rainforest Nations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, with his two-year-old granddaughter Isabelle Dobbs-Higginson on his lap, signs the COP21 Climate Change Agreement on behalf of the United States during a ceremony on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, at the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New York, N.Y.