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Help Pass the FOREST Act

Sign a petition supporting it.

Email your representative and tell them to pass it.

Potential talking points

  • Deforestation is a major driver of climate change.
  • The FOREST Act is an important tool in helping stop deforestation.
  • Please do all you can to pass it.

Show Notes

This Week’s Reason for Hope

Progress on sustainable aviation fuel

United Airlines announced $100M fund to invest in sustainable fuel.

Boeing said it will double its use of sustainable fuel this year.

London’s Heathrow Airport also announced it aims to triple its sustainable fuel usage this year, from 0.5% to 1.5%

The EU is requiring 2% of fuel from sustainable sources by 2025 and 60% by 2050.

Inflation Reduction Act contains tax incentives for low carbon jet fuels.


A Sudden Rush to Make Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mainstream - The New York Times (

Wizz Air, Heathrow and Boeing unveil sustainable aviation fuel plans - edie

Main Topic

Deforestation accounts for 10-15% of global ghg emissions

Major drivers of agricultural deforestation (which accounts for 80% of all deforestation)

  • Cattle 41%
  • Soy / Palm oil 18%
  • Forestry products 13%


Drivers of Deforestation - Our World in Data

Deforestation and Forest Degradation | Threats | WWF (