Thu, Sep 10 | Webinar

Enhancing investment in soil health and carbon storage: Frontiers for linking finance and carbon accounting

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Enhancing investment in soil health and carbon storage: Frontiers for linking finance and carbon accounting

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Webinar

About the Event

Zoom link for the Webinar:

https://merid.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r3PUdhT6RUiXgtG4hGEiXw

The purpose of this web seminar is to support investment-oriented actions promoting soil health and carbon storage by improving the accounting of soil carbon sequestration.  We seek to answer the question: How can soil carbon accounting improve to support investment-oriented actions promoting soil health and carbon storage?

To this end, participants will examine opportunities for action using novel methods and frontier technologies that enable linking technical practices with finance and policy for accurate and cost-efficient SOC accounting.  The workshop will also examine how improved SOC accounting can support three priority lines for action (Vermeulen, et al. 2019): policy, business development and value for farmers to promote scaling up of investment in soil health and carbon storage.

The key output of the meeting will be a summary of the state of the art of the component methodologies or a combination thereof, and what is needed next to make these most useable for investors to account for SOC sequestration.

The event will bring together multilateral development banks, private banks, and other investors, donors, and implementing organizations with developers/providers of tools and project standards, to share experiences and develop solution pathways for enhanced investment and SOC accounting. The web seminar is open to the public.

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