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Webinar: Benefits and Costs of Maine's Natural Climate Solutions Part 1: Agriculture
Thursday, 04 March 2021, 2:00
Thursday, March 4, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Benefits and Costs of Maine's Natural Climate Solutions Part 1: Agriculture. Adam Daigneault,University of Maine; Sonja Birthisel, The Wilson Center. Sponsored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. More information here.
Participate to better understand the economic and environmental benefits, costs, and mitigation potential of implementing various agricultural natural climate solutions. Natural climate solutions are defined as "conservation, restoration, or improved land management actions that increase carbon storage or avoid greenhouse gas emissions across forests, wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural lands." Natural solutions are often described as "low-hanging-fruit"; relative to other more costly solutions, such as switching to electric vehicles. Researchers from the University of Maine will explain how to quantify the benefits and costs of different natural climate solutions for the agriculture sector, opportunities and barriers to implementation, and how it could help achieve state-level climate change mitigation goals.