Recent analysis shows that forests are essential to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, and contribute to climate stability through multiple pathways across local to global scales. Reducing emissions from deforestation, enhancing the role of forests as carbon sinks through restoration, and recognizing the noncarbon pathways through which forests affect the climate are all elements of a cost-effective solution to climate change. Yet forests’ potential for mitigation does not receive commensurate international political attention or financial support.