In a recent column, Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy, writes that C-AGG “creates incentives and value for the agricultural sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver ecosystem services at scale.” Driscoll notes that ecosystem services payments may provide a new income stream for family farmers. On-farm stewardship coupled with market-based […]
Thank you to all who attended our recent meeting last month in Chicago. A meeting summary is now available at http://www.c-agg.org/wp-content/uploads/C-AGG-Chicago-July-2017-meeting-summary-final.pdf. Key Findings from the meeting included: Although soil carbon is a good soil health indicator, there are many additional assessment criteria that are important to include. Soil health cannot just be measured with numbers; […]
During the recent C-AGG meeting in Chicago last month, we revisited the C-AGG Guiding Principles with attendees to ensure they continue to reflect and inform the work of our multi-stakeholder coalition. The nine C-AGG Guiding Principles were developed in 2009 and lay out a course for C-AGG members in designing policies, programs, and tools to […]
Information and materials from C-AGG’s July 18 workshop on Double-Counting and Double-Attribution of GHG Emissions Reductions are now available on our website; including an updated background paper on the issues. The workshop addressed the issue of how to identify and reduce or eliminate the potential for double-counting of GHG offset credits, or double-attribution of claims […]
C-AGG held our summer meeting July 19/20 in Chicago, IL. The meeting was preceded by a workshop on Double Counting and Double Attribution on July 18. Presentations from the meeting are now available for download along with speaker biographies and a full participant list. Thank you to all those who attended; a meeting summary will […]
We have an opening for a two-year term member to our Steering Committee to represent the Academic/Government/Think Tank sector. C-AGG’s Steering Committee members provide guidance, directional input, and sector expertise to the C-AGG Executive Director and staff to advance C-AGG’s mission and achievement of objectives. Members also act as advocates and ambassadors for C-AGG within their respective […]
Registration is open for the July 2017 C-AGG workshop and meeting taking place at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.
Terra Global Capital, a woman-run private social enterprise, along with the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, announce the first-ever issuance and sale of greenhouse gas emission reduction credits from the sustainable production of rice.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced late that the agency will award more than $22.6 million to 33 projects nationwide through its CIG program which helps develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and develop market-based solutions to resource challenges. Some of the grants funded include […]
President Trump’s announced decision last week to withdraw the US from the UNFCCC 2015 Paris Agreement dealt a blow to global efforts to combat climate change. As the worlds’ second-largest GHG emitter (behind China), and the world’s largest historical emitter, the environmental integrity of the accord and of efforts to reduce global GHG will take a hit without participation of the US.