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UN Launches Project to “Unlock Carbon Markets” for Farmers, Foresters, Conservationists

The UN and partners announced the launch of an international research project that aims to evaluate and assess the ability of soils and forest in nine developing countries to capture and store carbon, as well as provide a range of additional environmental, social and economic benefits. The project aims to open up nascent carbon markets to farmers, ranchers, foresters and conservationists around the world.

UNCCD Wants Soil Conservation, Biochar Included in the Clean Development Mechanism

The UNCCD wants to see soil enhancement and conservation efforts, such as those using biochar, to be included in the UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism along with afforestation and reforestation projects.