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Webinar: Forest Carbon Offset Pilot Program Info Session
by Caitlin Gutherie, Erin Heskett, Dylan Jenkins, Kelly Watkinson
Year published:2020
Publisher:Land Trust Alliance
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Forest Carbon Offset Pilot Program Information Session

79 minutes
Recorded 11/10/2020
Instructors: Caitlin Gutherie, Erin Heskett, Dylan Jenkins, Kelly Watkinson

As the human and financial cost of climate change continues to rise, governments are setting ambitious targets to stem greenhouse gas emissions. It has become clear that these climate targets cannot be met without the protection, restoration and sustainable use of nature and biodiversity.

Annually in the United States, forests and forest products capture and store almost 15 percent of the country’s carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. They have the potential to capture nearly twice as much if we plant more trees, use climate-smart practices to manage our forests and take other actions.

Carbon markets can help finance the management and protection of forests, creating a new source of revenue for landowners engaged in sustainable management and conservation of natural and working lands. For land trusts, the carbon markets can help raise revenue to pay for land acquisition, conservation easements and stewardship.

To aid land trusts in gaining better access these opportunities the Land Trust Alliance in partnership with Finite Carbon is excited to launch a new forest carbon offset pilot program. The purpose of the pilot is to assist land trusts with forested fee-land ownerships that are too small to qualify for carbon projects on their own gain access to the voluntary carbon offset market by combining their holdings with those of other land trusts.

Session participants will:

  • Learn how the pilot works.
  • Gain a better understanding of eligibility requirements for participation.
  • Be introduced to the tools and resources available to land trusts through the pilot.
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions of experts in the field.

Access to this recording will expire on December 31, 2021, and is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service.