Alison Eagle, policy associate in the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak during a session titled "Climate Change and Agriculture: Revisiting the Evidence and Potential Solutions," at the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting Feb. 14.
Eagle will talk, specifically, about how federal climate policies were expected to create carbon markets that would induce large reductions in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. She will offer political, technical and economic reasons why these large-scale changes have not yet materialized, what has transpired instead, and what could produce more significant reductions in the future. She will also provide information on public and private sector initiatives that seek to induce greenhouse gas mitigation from U.S. agriculture.
For more information, visit the event website.