Making sense of forest carbon markets for Vermont and beyond
The critical role that forests play as a natural climate solution-including the forests that blanket Vermont-is increasingly apparent. Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw tremendous activity in the forest carbon market and incentive program space. For example, multiple new programs that aim to compensate forest landowners for promoting forest carbon storage and sequestration have emerged, and there’s been a flurry in corporate commitments to reduce carbon footprints, with implications for voluntary carbon markets. But these myriad programs can be dizzying in their complexity. In this webinar, Dr. Caitlin Littlefield of UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources will help to demystify forest carbon markets and programs, focusing on core concepts, recent and anticipated trends, and important integrity and ethical considerations. If you saw Caitlin’s webinar last August, know that some of the same material will be covered, but she’ll dive deeper into carbon offset markets as well as other emerging forest carbon programs that aim to facilitate smaller landowner participation. Little time will be spent on science behind forest carbon dynamics and managing for forest carbon.
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