National Farmers Union (NFU) Highlights C-AGG’s Role in Ecosystem Services Valuation

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 […]

C-AGG’s Chicago July 2017 Meeting Summary Available

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; […]

C-AGG Guiding Principles Update Open for Review

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 […]

C-AGG Double Counting / Double Attribution Workshop Materials Now Available

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 […]

Presentations from the C-AGG Chicago Meeting Now Available

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 […]

C-AGG is Taking Nominations for a Representative to the Steering Committee

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 […]

USDA Announces More than $22 Million in Conservation Innovation

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 […]

C-AGG on US Withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement; Observations from Bonn UNFCCC Meeting Part 2

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.