Tropical Forest and Climate Coalition - About Us


About Us

The Tropical Forest and Climate Coalition (TFCC) is a groundbreaking alliance of major U.S. businesses, non- governmental organizations, and scientific institutions working to protect tropical forests as part of the solution to climate change. On May 12, 2009, the coalition released the Tropical Forest and Climate Unity Agreement, a landmark set of principles for the protection of these forests as part of U.S. climate policy. Avoided Deforestation Partners, a small non-profit organization, in partnership with environmental consulting firm Climate Advisers, served to initiate and facilitate this agreement.

With this diverse coalition behind it, the agreement served as the model for many of the tropical forest policies included in proposed climate legislation now under consideration in Congress. The coalition continues to work to ensure that tropical forests are protected in U.S. and international climate policies as a way to solve the climate crisis, enhance security, protect biodiversity, reduce poverty, and create economic opportunity at home and abroad.

Glenn Hurowitz - TFCC Director

Glenn HurowitzIn addition to his duties as TFCC Director, Glenn Hurowitz also works at Climate Advisers, where he shapes the firm's political, communications and field work. Glenn is a leading thinker on forestry, sustainable agriculture and environmental issues, and his writing has been published in The New York Times, Politico, The Atlantic, and many other publications - and he has appeared frequently on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CBS, NPR, Air America, and many other national media outlets. He is a regular contributor to the online environmental magazine Grist. A graduate of the Green Corps environmental organizing fellowship, he has held senior positions in the national environmental movement and is a veteran of many election campaigns. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.

Contact information:
Tel: (202) 552-1828
E-mail: glenn@climateforest.org

Doug Boucher - TFCC Chair

Doug BoucherDoug Boucher is the director of the Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In this capacity, he leads UCS's efforts to persuade Congress to pass climate legislation that provides financial support for preserving tropical forests to curtail global warming emissions. He is also Director of Climate Research and Analysis for UCS.

Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Boucher was a biology professor at Hood College, the University of Quebec, and McGill University. While in academia, he conducted research and taught courses in Latin America. He first traveled to Latin America as a member of the Peace Corps in 1971.

He has written numerous articles and essays on a wide range of biological, ecological, and other science-related topics in both English and Spanish. Dr. Boucher earned a B.A. in ecology and history from Yale University and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan.

Contact information:
Tel: (202) 331-6958
E-mail: dboucher@ucsusa.org