Investing in Farmers for Nature-based Carbon Sequestration

Presenters: Albert Straus, Straus Family Creamery; Baani Behniwal, The Climate Center; Bruce Rominger, Rominger Brothers Farms; Emilie Winfield, North Coast Soil Hub; Senator Josh Becker; Patricia Hickey, Carbon Cycle Institute

July 28, 2022

This webinar is the seventh in The Climate Center’s Investing in Climate Action for Jobs, Health, and Equity webinar series.

Farmers and ranchers can and should be a big part of the solution to the climate crisis. Climate-smart agricultural practices can sequester significant amounts of carbon while also improving soil health, increasing water retention in the soil, and making the land more drought-resilient and productive. On this webinar, policymakers, conservationists, and farmers discuss the transition towards more resilient farming and ranching practices and what investments are needed to scale climate-smart agricultural practices in a way that supports the growers of our food.

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Climate-Safe California Webinar: Nature-based Sequestration – One Key to Solving our Climate Crisis

Presenters: Assemblymember Robert Rivas; Jeanne Merrill, California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN); Albert Straus, Straus Family Creamery; Michelle Passero, The Nature Conservancy; Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp, Jackson Family Wines; Ellee Igoe, Solidarity Farm; and Amanda Hansen, California Natural Resources Agency.

May 24, 2021

This webinar is the fifth in The Climate Center’s Climate Safe California webinar series.

Reducing the carbon that we are putting into the atmosphere is not enough. We must also draw down and sequester hundreds of millions of metric tons of carbon. This webinar covered natural techniques for carbon sequestration through farming, ranching, and habitat restoration, as well as the prospects for a technological approach to sequestration.

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Carbon 101

Presenters: Jeff Creque, Director of Rangeland and Agroecosystem Management, Carbon Cycle Institute, and Torri Estrada
Executive Director and Director of Policy, Carbon Cycle Institute

November 18, 2020

Executive Director Torri Estrada and Dr. Jeff Creque from the Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI) presented the underlying science of carbon sequestration. This includes how the carbon cycle is connected and drives climate change, the role of the terrestrial ecosystem, generally, and soils, specifically, in the dynamics of climate change. They provided an overview of carbon farming and how CCI and its partners are engaging managers of working lands (farms, ranches, dairies, and even urban gardens) to engage the carbon cycle and drive carbon sequestration in their landscapes. They also provided a broad overview of the institutions and policies and programs that currently support carbon farming and terrestrial carbon sequestration, focused on CA.

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Climate Friday Virtual Town Hall: Soil as a climate solution?

Presenters: Torri Estrada,  Executive Director of Carbon Cycle Institute and Wendy Millet, Ranch Director of TomKat Ranch 

August 21, 2020

Join Torri Estrada, Executive Director of Carbon Cycle Institute and Wendy Millet, Ranch Director of TomKat Ranch for a conversation about the myriad benefits of carbon sequestration in farming and ranching for a climate-safe future with moderator, CEO Ellie Cohen. Torri and Wendy will provide an overview of how soil carbon sequestration works, examples from farms and ranches across California, and current and future policies for assessing and incentivizing this approach.

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Climate Friday with Ellie Cohen and Ann Hancock on Climate-Safe California

Presenters Ellie Cohen, CEO and Ann Hancock, Co-founder and Chief Strategist, The Climate Center

April 13, 2020

The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California is a powerful solution to the climate crisis. Climate experts have called this a unique, bold, urgently needed, and comprehensive campaign that will catalyze similar efforts in other states, the nation, and the world. The Climate Center is working with dozens of partners to seize this moment and enact by 2025 the bold policies required by science that will put California on track for a climate-safe future by 2030. We define Climate-Safe California as having reached net-negative emissions (sequestration greater than emissions or becoming a net carbon sink), achieving initial stages of drawdown. The overarching goal is for California to commit to 80% below 1990 levels of GHG emissions and net-negative emissions by 2030, accelerating timelines for existing state policies.