Farmers with Solutions from the Land will share their experiences with reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions through agriculture during a side event at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).
The live event, “Agriculture’s Role in Decarbonizing the Economy and Reducing GHG Emissions,” will be accessible on Zoom (access code: IICA*COP27) at 12 p.m. Eastern Thursday, Nov. 10.
The focus will be on how climate-smart agriculture—enabled by innovation, technology and emerging carbon markets—can help reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions through soil carbon sequestration and the replacement of carbon-intensive fuels with renewable liquid fuels and renewable natural gas.
The American Biogas Council, POET and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) are collaborators on the event, which will take place in the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The event is one of five organized by Solutions from the Land during the conference, with goals to build support among policymakers and other stakeholders for SfL’s guiding principles for enabling food systems to support and attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. These principles emphasize the need to keep farmers at the center of all discussions and decision-making as well as to value science, technology, systems-based approaches, collaboration and innovation.
The decarbonization event will be moderated by Fred Yoder, an Ohio farmer. Yoder serves as Solutions from the Land co-chair and a North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance member.
Panelists will include farmers and value-chain partners, including:
- Bryan Sievers, Iowa grain and livestock farmer, Iowa Smart Agriculture co-chair and American Biogas Council vice chair
- Doug Berven, POET vice president for corporate affairs
- Evandro Gussi, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) president and CEO
- Verity Ulibarri, New Mexico diversified livestock-cropping systems farmer
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