Policy Studies Agriculture

Carbon Markets in Agriculture: A Market-Based Conservation Solution

Key Points

Voluntary carbon markets are a market-based climate solution and a win-win for farmers/landowners, the private sector and the environment.
However, there are significant challenges to ensuring that farmers can access voluntary carbon markets and to verify that carbon offset projects are yielding long-term environmental benefits.
Now, as carbon markets are seeing booming private sector demand and growing interest on Capitol Hill, it is time to take steps to bring greater validity to markets.

Voluntary carbon markets in agriculture are indeed at a crucial tipping point. Policymakers have a role to play in bringing greater validity to the markets, which will ensure that this momentum is not wasted and is instead channeled toward projects that yield long-term environmental benefits for us all.

Press release: Voluntary Carbon Markets is crucial to lowering greenhouse gas emissions

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