TNC Discussion Series: Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services and Soil Carbon
May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDTFree
The Nature Conservancy of Vermont welcomes you to a discussion series on watershed conservation issues. Topics address questions that Vermont practitioners are grappling with as we advance healthy, resilient watersheds and human communities. Speakers bring insight based on experience or applied research elsewhere. We discuss related work ongoing in Vermont, and important considerations toward continuing to advance this work here.
Experiences with programs to incentivize soil carbon storage and establish mechanisms to market combined ecosystem services. Stephen Wood, The Nature Conservancy.
Example questions to address:
- How do costs/benefits of market-based approaches compare to other options for addressing the same environmental issues (e.g. PES or regulatory approaches)?
- What are TNC’s experiences with protocols for documenting soil carbon? How relevant might this be to Vermont?
- Where are the sources of funding for successful programs (funding to catalyze a market, and funding to support farmers or landowners transitioning to different practices)?
- What have we learned to-date that will inform the success of these marketsin Vermont? What are the distinct opportunities and barriers?
- What is the state-of-science regarding the soil carbon potential for Vermont?
If you’re hosting an event or offering a grant related to agriculture and water quality, soil health, climate change, or the environment, you’re welcome to add it to our calendar.