Human emissions of greenhouse gas, primarily in the form of CO2 are driving global climate change. The KLT's mission is to mitigate climate change. Maine forests offer a natural climate solution. Trees pull CO2 out of the air in a process known as carbon sequestration.
Maine is the most forested state in the nation, with nearly 89% of our state land area in forests. In spite of this abundance our forests have the lowest rate of carbon sequestration in New England.
KLT advocates for sustainable forestry to help increase forest carbon and reduce industrial carbon emissions.