Climate:

Bipartisan panel's Purvis lays out recommendations for U.S. on deforestation

Earlier this year, the bipartisan Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests launched in hopes of raising awareness about the role that forests can play in slowing climate change. The commission is co-chaired by Center for American Progress President John Podesta and former Senator Lincoln Chafee. During today's OnPoint, Nigel Purvis, executive director of the commission and president of Climate Advisers, discusses new recommendations for the Obama administration and Congress on how best to address greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. The recommendations, laid out in the commission's new report, "Protecting the Climate Forests," urge the United States to take a leading role in halving emissions from tropical forest destruction within a decade. Purvis also explains how action on deforestation will play into the Copenhagen talks.