Natural carbon removal by farm and forest lands is emerging as a critical component of legislative efforts to address climate change. Action is needed to develop long-term revenue streams for soil and forest carbon practices that create economic opportunities in rural America, store and reduce carbon emissions, and achieve other significant environmental co-benefits.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center for the launch of the BPC Energy Project’s Farm and Forest Carbon Solutions Initiative and release of our new policy options synthesis report. We are also pleased to announce that Robert Bonnie, former Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, is joining the Energy Project to lead the initiative. We will discuss promising areas of common ground and opportunities to build a shared, bipartisan agenda that can unite stakeholders from agriculture, forestry, conservation groups, rural communities, and other related interests.
Keynote remarks by:
Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member
Panel discussion with:
Farm and Forest Initiative Director, BPC
Secretary of Agriculture, California Department of Food and Agriculture
President and CEO, National Alliance of Forest Owners
Associate Director of Energy and Climate, BPC
Director of the Energy Project, BPC
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