The UK’s carbon market is many things: Some say it offers huge potential to create multi-functional landscapes that sequester carbon, still produce food, and offer vital income streams to farmers and land managers. Others say it’s the ‘Wild West’, with unscrupulous companies, dodgy measuring tools, and the potential for land grabs and reduced food production. Which is it, if any, of these? And what really is the potential to use the UK’s farmland to sequester carbon? As a farmer, what are the challenges and opportunities of selling carbon? What’s the experience of those who’ve done it?
In this webinar we discuss all of this with our two speakers:
Emily Norton, former director of rural research at Savills and Oxford Farming Conference director, and now freelance consultant and commentator, is known for her knowledge, prodding questions, and critical thinking.
Jake Freestone, farmer and co-founder of The Green Farm Collective, a collaboration between six pioneering UK farmers who met via the Soil Farmer of the Year competition. In partnership with carbon broker, Trinity Natural Capital Markets, they are building a community of farmers and investors to supply and buy carbon.
About the webinar series:
This webinar is part of a series run by AFN Network+ and put together by knowledge exchange fellow, Jez Fredenburgh, also based at the Tyndall Centre, at UEA, and who brings a decade of experience as an agri-food journalist. Follow Jez on Twitter.
The series explores net zero in the UK agri-food system with leading movers and shakers – you can expect deep and varied insight from across the sector, including farmers, scientists, policy analysts, community leaders, retailers, politicians, businesses and health professionals.
If you’d like to suggest a speaker or topic, get in touch with Jez – email@example.com or on Twitter.
Watch past webinars here.
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UK Research has funded this Network+ with the support of these 4 councils:
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)