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Scientific perspectives on MRV: approaches, techniques, and requirements of quantifying GHG emissions and sequestration | Agricultural mitigation and offsets

Panel 3: Implementation, enforcement, and MRV issues

Scientific perspectives on MRV: approaches, techniques, and requirements of quantifying GHG emissions and sequestration

Kevin Gurney, Purdue University

Gurney shows what the carbon cycle science community has been doing over the last few years that has begun to focus more and more on MRV specifically and as a spinoff of what the community has done in attempting to better understand the carbon cycle. This combines atmospheric measurements from satellites, in situ, aircraft and the construction of emission inventories at the surface in space/time resolution.

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Agricultural mitigation and offsets

Debbie Reed, DRD Associates

While much remains to be decided about the specific role for the agricultural sector in US domestic climate change policies, it is clear that US agriculture can potentially play a significant role in providing high quality, low cost emissions reductions offsets with multiple ancillary benefits to society (including cost-containment and multiple environmental impacts). Policy constructs that encourage agricultural sector participation in offset activities are imperative to tap the vast benefits of agricultural climate mitigation opportunities, but are highly dependent on the development of offset protocols that are rigorous yet not onerous, and that involve agricultural stakeholder participation.

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Panel 3 Discussion


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