||Harnessing farms and forests in the low-carbon economy : how to create, measure, and verify greenhouse gas offsets /
|| Duke University Press,
||9780822341680 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0822341689 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Alternative agriculture--Environmental aspects--Evaluation. ;
Carbon sequestration--Measurement. ;
Carbon dioxide sinks--Measurement. ;
Emissions trading--Evaluation. ;
Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry) ;
Greenhouse gas mitigation. ;
Carbon dioxide mitigation. ;
Forest ecology. ;
Carbon offsetting. ;
||Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO
||x, 229 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
"The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions." Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-222) and index.
As the United States moves to a low-carbon economy in order to combat global warming, credits for reducing carbon dioxide emissions will increasingly become a commodity that is bought and sold on the open market. This is a how-to-manual for farmers, traders, and investors who want to participate in future carbon markets.--[book cover] Introduction : the role of landowners and farmers in the new low-carbon economy -- The process of creating offsets -- Land-management options for creating offsets -- Step 1 : scoping the costs and benefits of a proposed project -- Step 2 : determining additionality and baselines -- Step 3 : quantifying the carbon sequestered in forests -- Step 4 : quantifying the carbon sequestered in soil -- Step 5 : quantifying greenhouse gas emission from manure -- Step 6 : quantifying and minimizing methane and nitrous oxide emissions from soil -- Step 7 : estimating leakage or off-site emissions caused by the project -- Step 8 : verifying and registering offsets -- Conclusion : putting these guidelines into practice.