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Addressing Global Climate Change
Presidents Initiative Against Illegal LoggingIn July 2003, Secretary of State Powell launched the Presidents Initiative Against Illegal Logging, which assists developing countries in their efforts to combat illegal logging, including the sale and export of illegally harvested timber, and fighting corruption in the forest sector. This initiative represents the most comprehensive strategy undertaken by any nation to address this critical sustainable development challenge, and reinforces the U.S. leadership role in taking action to counter the problem, and preserve forest resources that store carbon.
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