Carbon Farming: Climate Change Mitigation with Eric Toensmeier
25 October, 2016
Just £8 per head with an option to donate more to cover the costs of the session. There are only a total of 60 places available for this event.
Agriculture and land use contribute about 25% of human carbon emissions. However a suite of carbon farming practices sequester carbon in soils and aboveground biomass, contributing to climate change mitigation.
This presentation will provide an overview of these practices and their potential, with some examples of practices suitable to the UK, including a number of agroforestry practices with particularly high levels of sequestration. We'll also look at some of the additional benefits of carbon farming including ecosystem services, food security, climate justice. www.carbonfarmingsolution.com
Full website and booking: https://www.permaculture.org.uk/eric-toensmeier-carbon-farming-event
Eric is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, a Senior Biosequestration Fellow with Project Drawdown, and an international trainer. Eric has studied useful perennial plants and their roles in agroforestry systems for over two decades.
Eric has owned a seed company, managed an urban farm that leased parcels to Hispanic and refugee growers, and provided planning and business trainings to farmers. He is the author of The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agricultural Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security.
In December 2015, Eric was invited to present at the COP21 talks, taking part in a panel discussion moderated by the Vice-Chair of the IPCC. His book on agricultural carbon sequestration was distributed widely at the talks.
Cover photo with thanks to the event sponsor Permaculture Magazine http://permaculturemag.org/2016/06/carbon-farming