Carbon Sequestration Team Co-Leads Stakeholder Workshop

As a part of the Valuing Carbon Sequestration in Natural Landscapes project, the Climate Science Alliance joined the Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management at SDSU in co-leading a stakeholder workshop to garner feedback on quantifying carbon storage in natural landscapes in our region.



As a part of the Valuing Carbon Sequestration in Natural Landscapes project, the Climate Science Alliance joined the Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management (IEMM) at SDSU in co-leading a stakeholder workshop to garner feedback on quantifying carbon storage in natural landscapes in our region.


Funded by the San Diego Foundation, the Valuing Carbon Sequestration in Natural Landscapes project is a collaborative effort led by Dr. Megan Jennings, co-director of IEMM, working to assess carbon storage dynamics in San Diego’s ecosystems with a goal of enhancing our understanding of the ecosystem services these systems provide for carbon storage and sequestration.


Through facilitated discussion and feedback opportunities, workshop attendees - composed of biologists, landowners and managers, and conservation planners - provided key insights and feedback on an initial scientific review of available carbon sequestration information for quantifying carbon storage and sequestration in the region’s vegetation communities.


The results of the literature review and gap assessment IEMM is developing will be presented in a report in early fall 2021 and will be used to help develop a framework for integrating San Diego’s natural landscapes into regional greenhouse gas reduction strategies. The assessment can also inform discussions with California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) as they work to update the State Climate Change Scoping Plan in 2022, aimed at meeting the goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2045.


Thank you to all attendees who participated, your input is an integral part of this project. We look forward to connecting with future stakeholders as the project progresses.


Learn more about ongoing efforts of Valuing Carbon Sequestration in Natural Landscapes project page: www.climatesciencealliance.org/carbon-sequestration

 

The Valuing Carbon Sequestration in Natural Landscapes Project is

supported by the San Diego Foundation.