Free Webinar – Measuring and Managing Carbon on Commons: Opportunities, Challenges and Funding

Carbon-footprint, carbon capture and net-zero farming are all terms upland farmers hear. But what do they mean for a farm business? A FREE webinar on Monday 6 March (7:30pm-9:00pm) will help commoners answer this question.

Hosted by the Foundation for Common Land (FCL) it should help farmers understand how they can map and manage their farm’s carbon footprint across in-bye and common land. It will also provide guidance on how farmers can reduce their greenhouse emissions and increase the carbon stored in their land. And it will help to answer the question of where the money will come from to pay for this, explains Project Manager Sam Caraway.

Tom Stratton from the Duchy of Cornwall will be talking about the work they have been doing to manage natural capital and reach net zero across their extensive common land and tenanted estate. Becky Willson from the Farm Carbon Toolkit will also be there. Becky will be joined by commoners from Kinniside common to talk about the work they’ve done to ‘commons-proof’ our carbon calculator, which will be free for any farmer to use.

David Jones, Executive Director of CO2eco will lead a session on carbon finance. He will outline how carbon finance can support nature recovery and farming resilience and how farmers can access this. And Rosie Snowden, from Yorkshire Peat Partnership, will talk about how farmers can identify, plan and fund peat restoration on their common.

Throughout the 90-minute session, people can ask questions and be guided to other sources of help. Sam Caraway says:

“There is plenty to interest any upland farmer who wants to understand how carbon affects them. If you can’t make the webinar do signup to get a link to a recording of the event on YouTube, to watch when convenient.”

To sign up:

Follow the links to sign up from the events webpage here.