Apr 24, 2011

CDKN Action Lab prototype - Biochar for climate compatible development

Leaders: Dr Simon Shackley, Jason Aramburu, Abbie Clare Short Summary: To develop a robust methodology for submission to the Gold Standard (a voluntary carbon market standard) to measure the carbon sequestration potential and social, economic and environmental impacts of biochar. Biochar is similar to charcoal and is synthesised through the pyrolisis of biomass. The technology represents a method for atmospheric carbon capture and storage but currently projects in this area are small-scale. Without receipt of income from the carbon market, scale-up of biochar projects will be slow. The social and economic benefits of biochar to soilhealth and agronomy, particularly amongst subsistence farmers, will only be realised by scale-up of the key biochar technologies and practices. Attaining Gold Standard validation is essential to accessing the carbon market and subsequently achieving increased scale of carbon sequestration and agricultural adaptation in developing countries. http://www.2degreesnetwork.com/working-groups/cdkn-action-lab-online/resource...

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