Wednesday, February 21
9AM PST // 10AM MST // 11PM CST // 12PM EST
Responsible carbon management on farms is key to mitigating or helping reverse climate change. Its power is multiplied when encouraged to grow at scale with the support of government policy. Join the Climate Collaborative on February 21st from 9-10:30am Pacific to learn more about the intersections of agricultural carbon emissions management, public policy, and the role of business to help it grow.
The first two speakers of Bring It Together open with an overview of the multiple considerations that are part of climate-friendly agriculture practices. Then speakers will dig into which of those practices specifically address responsible agricultural carbon management. Specifically, the history and major components of carbon farm plans will be reviewed through the lens of the Marin Carbon Project. With this foundation in place, panelists will discuss two major avenues through which businesses can support good carbon practices in their agricultural supply chains.
The first of those – supply chain engagement– will highlight how businesses can collaborate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Case studies will examine different ways through which brands and their ingredient suppliers have worked together to internally and externally promote adoption and scaling of responsible carbon management.
Next, Jeanne Merrill of CalCAN will provide a detailed look at what successful responsible agricultural carbon management policy can look like, with a highlight on California’s Healthy Soils Initiative. An overview of existing and impending responsible agricultural carbon policy or government programs will also be discussed.
Finally, presenters will highlight specific methods through which businesses can support the adoption of responsible agricultural carbon management policy. These methods will be brought to life through case studies of how industry leaders have worked to mobilize supply chains, chart out congressional districts, influence political leaders, and financially support strategic players to advance climate friendly policy.
Calla Rose Ostrander