This webinar will focus on grassroot concerns about carbon markets in agriculture. As the climate crisis increasingly impacts rural communities in the US, corporate capture of the climate agenda threatens to undermine efforts to hold polluters accountable and bolster resilience in rural communities. Featuring farmer and producer advocate voices from across the food system, this webinar will identify key pitfalls of carbon trading schemes and highlight the importance of existing agricultural conservation programs for reducing emissions and supporting family-scale agriculture.
Presented by the National Family Farm Coalition, Friends of the Earth US, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and Organic Consumers Association.
-Mardy Townsend, Ashtabula-Lake Geauga Farmers Union, Ohio
-Elizabeth Henderson, Northeast Organic Farmers Association-New York
-Rosanna Marie Neil, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Washington, D.C.
-Shannon Anderson, Powder River Basin Resource Council, Wyoming
-Ben Lilliston, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
-Jason Davidson, Friends of the Earth US
-Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association, moderating
-Niaz Dorry, National Family Farm Coalition/Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Massachusetts, closing remarks