Have you heard there’s money to be made in the carbon markets but not sure where to start or if it’s right for your land trust? It’s true that in recent years, voluntary and regulatory programs have been developed to quantify, report and verify the greenhouse gas reductions (GHG) associated with land conservation. That means land trusts can sell “carbon offsets” to satisfy GHG goals. The resulting revenue can help support stewardship and additional land conservation. Sounds like a slam-dunk, right? But it’s not always so simple, and land trusts need to understand the market and risks before starting a project.
Join carbon market experts Dylan Jenkins of Finite Carbon and Chris Kelly of The Conservation Fund to discuss opportunities for land trusts to integrate climate change mitigation into their project planning and development.
Participants will explore:
Necessary pre-conditions for a land trust interested in entering the market;
Leading domestic voluntary and regulatory GHG offset programs and protocols relevant to the land conservation community;
An in-depth case study of a project that used one of the leading GHG offset programs to develop, verify and sell offsets; and
Current market conditions and forecasts for both the voluntary and regulatory offset markets.
Together we will advance change and increase impact for land conservation.