- Status: Active
- Focus Areas: Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture
- Start Date: Fall 2016
- Contact: Mary Johnson, MJohnson@greenamerica.org, 202-872-5338
The Carbon Farming Innovation Network is a multi-stakeholder, cross-sector collaboration launched by the Center for Sustainability Solutions to drive carbon farming into mainstream agriculture as part of the global climate change solution. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report in late 2018 underscoring the urgency of our current climate crisis and calls for "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to avoid disastrous levels of Global Warming. We believe that carbon farming can play a significant role in reversing the climate crisis.
Carbon farming espouses methods of land, water, plant and animal management that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases production and sequesters carbon. Example of carbon farming methods include;
Soil Inoculant and Stimulant
In addition to sequestering excess carbon in the atmosphere, carbon farming provides additional benefits including greater drought and flood resilience, improved water quality and availability. It also helps farmers harness natural fertility methods which reduces cost and decreases dependence on petro-chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Not only do carbon farming methods build resilience in the soil, they also protect rural communities, farmer’s quality of life and improves human health.
This Network seeks to quickly scale high impact carbon farming solutions through education, research, prototyping and investment.
This Innovation Network is in the initial Exploration/Research phase. Our goal is to convene the first meeting of key stakeholders in late Spring 2017.
To launch the Carbon Farming Innovation Network, the Center team is currently interviewing stakeholders to better understand incentives and barriers to for implementing carbon farming at scale, to test and get buy-in on a draft target goal, and to identify the highest-leverage stakeholders to invite into the Network. We are reaching out to individuals and organizations with demonstrated track records of leadership in supporting and/or engaging in carbon farming.
Interested in learning more, participating in an interview to share your insights or potentially becoming a Network member? Please contact Mary Johnson at MJohnson@greenamerica.org.