Carbon Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in Agriculture
As the global economy charges toward net zero 2050 goals, more attention than ever is being given to how each major sector of the economy can contribute to both 1) reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 2) the sequestration of GHG emissions securely and at scale. Agriculture has been identified as a major opportunity for the global economy to achieve both of these goals, shifting toward a more regenerative food system that drives better outcomes for farmers, consumers and natural ecosystems alike.
Both the recent announcements of the winners of the $1B USDA-sponsored Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities and the $40B allocation toward climate smart agriculture from the Inflation Reduction Act are significant headwinds for a future of agriculture that is both more climate-positive and resilient. But determining the efficacy of these initiatives requires the coordination of a complex set of stakeholders, including technologies that help implement carbon projects, technologies that measure the impacts of carbon projects, organizations that verify and report on the validity and efficacy of these initiatives and of course the farmers and land managers that actually implement improved practices. The success of our food system’s transition to a more sustainable future relies on the successful integration of these core stakeholders.
In iSelect’s newest Deep Dive, Carbon Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in Agriculture, we hope to cultivate a clearer understanding of the technologies, organizations and producers that are working together to create a “climate-smart” future for agriculture. Speakers include executives & sustainability leaders from the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) (Debbie Reed), EarthOptics (Lars Dyrud), and Vence (Kevin Silverman).