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Clarity in Carbon Marketplace Needed, say Iowa State and EDF Reports

AgWeb published an article covering the recently released reports from Iowa State University Extension economists and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) – which are calling for more clarity on how carbon markets are working and to what extent they help reduce the impact of greenhouse gases. Both reports compared carbon marketplaces with CIBO included in the analysis.

“Agricultural soils could remove 4% to 6% of annual U.S. emissions. We need credible, consistent and cost-effective measurement and verification to know with confidence that soil carbon credits are moving us toward that target,” said Emily Oldfied, lead report author and agricultural soil carbon scientist at EDF, in a press release.

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