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Overcoming Barriers To Carbon Market Participation

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“The Alliance aims to help its members overcome the barriers to participating in the carbon market, including the expertise required and the complexities of aggregating land parcels between organizations. “Most land trusts don’t have enough acreage on their own to support a carbon project,” Heskett says, “so they will need to aggregate their acreage with other land trusts and landowners.”

To help land trusts access the carbon market more readily, in 2020 the Alliance launched a two-pronged Carbon Offset Pilot Program, focusing on both improved forest management and avoided grassland conversion projects. It turned to Pennsylvania-based Finite Carbon, North America’s leading developer of forest carbon offsets, to develop IFM voluntary carbon projects and to The Climate Trust to develop voluntary grasslands carbon projects.”

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