Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 110 Green Hall
The Department of Forest Resources, Center for Environment & Natural Resource Policy presents the R.A. Skok Policy Analysis Seminar Series, Monday, November 15, 2010 at 3:00 in Green Hall 110 on the St. Paul Campus.
The Role of U.S. Forests in Carbon Markets and Energy Policy
Nadine Block, Senior Director of Government Outreach, Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Dr. David Ganz, Director of Forest Carbon Science, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Mark Nechodom, Deputy Director, USDA Office of Ecosystem Markets
U.S. forests provide numerous benefits to the American public including places to recreate, vital ecosystem services, and fiber for an assortment of products used daily. They are also important for sequestering carbon, supplying fiber for renewable energy generation, and providing raw materials for solid wood products that provide long-term carbon storage. An important focus of the debate over how to manage our forests currently centers on how best to achieve national energy goals including the reduction of greenhouse gasses, particularly carbon. A panel of national experts representing government, industry, and conservation will discuss the role of U.S. forests in national energy policy. Topics to be discussed include opportunities and strategies to develop forest-based carbon markets, the ability of science to inform policy on the use of forests to store and manage carbon, and balancing interests in forest management over the next decade.
This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow lecture.
More information: http://www.forestry.umn.edu/EnvironmentalEvents/index.htm
Room is accessible.