Carbon Sequestration from the Ground Up: Opportunities in Northeastern Farms and Forests
April 23, 2021, 10:00 am –
April 24, 2021, 1:00 pm
Natural and working lands have a unique role to play in addressing climate change, and in the Northeast, groundbreaking work is occurring in both the public and private sectors. On April 23-24, 2021, CSG East’s State Legislative Climate Alliance working group co-hosted a virtual conference, in partnership with the nonprofit environmental organization Scenic Hudson, to explore the innovative efforts that are underway in our member states.
Recordings of each session are available below.
Moderator: Ned Sullivan, President, Scenic Hudson. Speakers: Dr. Sacha Spector, Environmental Program Director, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ; Jennifer Phillips, Senior Policy Advisor, Natural and Working Lands and Resilience, U.S Climate Alliance
Moderator: Vermont State Representative Carolyn Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. Speakers: Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist, University of Maryland; New York State Assemblymember Didi Barrett; Ryan Patch, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; Briana Alfaro, Soil Carbon Field Researcher, NOFA-NY & Soul Fire Farm
Moderator: Maryland State Delegate Dana Stein, Vice Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee. Speakers: Robert Sherman, Policy Manager, American Forest Foundation; Molly Henry, Senior Manager for Climate and Health, American Forests; Jo D. Saffeir, Maine Forest Carbon Task Force
An Overview of Public and Private Carbon Market Offset Opportunities, Methodologies, and Constraints
April 24, 2021
Moderator: Massachusetts State Senator Marc Pacheco, Chair, CSG East State Legislative Climate Alliance. Speakers: Aaron Paul, Director, Forest Carbon Origination, Bluesource; Cindy Chiang, Sustainability and Partnerships, Pachama
Moderator: Andy Bicking, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, Scenic Hudson. Speakers: Richard Ball, Commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets; Dr. Barbara Glenn, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Facilitators: Ned Sullivan, President, Scenic Hudson; Massachusetts Senator Marc Pacheco, Chair, CSG East State Legislative Climate Alliance. Responders: Vermont State Representative Carolyn Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry; New York State Assemblymember Didi Barrett; Dr. Sacha Spector, Environmental Program Director, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
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