Agricultural Land Management (ALM) Working Group

The Agricultural Land Management (ALM) Working Group is a multi-stakeholder group formed to explore the key barriers and opportunities for ALM activities that generate GHG mitigation benefits, and identify and prioritize how the application of standards and their supporting methodologies and tools could drive finance to regenerative ALM, including through cost-effective, high-quality carbon credits. The ALM Working Group kicked off in January 2020, and is examining key questions surrounding challenges faced by different types of ALM projects, considering how to streamline/improve the existing VCS Program requirements, and exploring how non-carbon benefits, potentially assessed by other Verra standards, could unlock additional finance for ALM project development and implementation.

The Terms of Reference for this working group can be found here.

Current Members:

  • Annette Cowie, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
  • Peter Beare, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Deborah Bossio, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jeffrey Seale, Bayer US – Crop Science
  • Jessica Davies, Lancaster University
  • Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University
  • Karen Haugen-Kozyra, Viresco Solutions
  • Keith Paustian, Colorado State University
  • Ken Newcombe, C-Quest Capital
  • Leigh Winowiecki, ICRAF
  • Louisa Kiely, Carbon Farmers of Australia
  • Matthew Warnken, Agriprove: Soil Carbon Solutions
  • Moritz von Unger, Silvestrum Climate Associates, LLC
  • Paul Luu, 4 per 1000 Initiative
  • Rori Cowan, Climate Smart Group
  • Sean Penrith, Gordian Knot Strategies
  • Tom Stoddard, Native Energy

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