Forest Carbon Markets 101
Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar
Posted By: Sierra Nevada Alliance
What’s all this talk about carbon?
Carbon markets, a component of nature-based solutions, are a market-based solution to provide funding for various management practices that take up additional carbon on the forested landscape.
Nature-based solutions describe various methods for mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration, biodiversity protection, and ecosystem services preservation.
All carbon projects must follow a set of principles to achieve meaningful emissions reductions. These principles govern how the projects are implemented, how the management is carried out, and how the credits are sold and traded on the carbon market.
This presentation will provide an overview of carbon markets, the necessary tools to understand how projects are developed conceptually, and what to look for in a high-quality carbon offset credit.
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About Lucas Clay, PhD Candidate: Lucas is currently a PhD Student at Clemson University in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, studying carbon finance, economics, and ecosystem services. His research involves quantifying carbon sequestration at the plot level through on-the-ground carbon measurement and at the landscape level through eddy covariance towers and satellite sensors. Through Clemson Cooperative Extension, he also works with landowners to understand current carbon markets, project implementation, and principles while also developing carbon project protocols for reforestation, regenerative agriculture, and blue carbon. Lucas completed his Master’s degree at Clemson in Forest Economics and his undergrad at Ball State University in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.