Figure 1 showing biomass pyrolysis

Payments for Ecosystem Services. Part 2. Carbon Markets and Credit Stacking

This webinar, hosted by NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell, features presentations by two experts, Debbie Reed and Jim Blackburn, who are currently working on projects to advance soil carbon-sequestration carbon markets and ecosystem services credit stacking programs for farmers and ranchers.

Jim Blackburn is a professor of environmental law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University. Jim highlights the efforts of a working group he is co-leading through Rice University’s Baker Institute that is seeking to establish a new national verification standard for soil carbon sequestration. Jim also discusses other projects he is working on focused on carbon sequestration and community resiliency.

Debbie Reed is the Executive Director of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium. She presents information on the ESMC, a member-based organization launching a national scale ecosystem service market for agriculture to recognize and reward farmers and ranchers for their environmental services to society.

This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.