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.