December 15, 2019
Challenge Dialogue: Developing Platforms for Scaling Ag Sustainability Metrics in North America – A Workshop Report
by Biological Carbon Canada
Sustainability is a journey. It won’t just spring up and say you are here. What this means for one farm business may not work for a sector, or an industry. The reverse view is also true. We will also find what an industry needs, or a supply chain needs will be painful for an individual farm. This report is a start, not the end. Much work is needed yet, so this new commodity moves as efficiently as its partners. Leaders gathered in Calgary over the 18th and 19th of June, 2019. Participants shared their experiences and histories, debated ideas, discussed the current technical landscape and participated in a passionate and technically infused dialogue, sharing ideas, experiences and expertise.
Sustainability goals are no longer considered a nice-to-have. The goals are a foundation of resiliency and a requirement to ensure competitiveness in the marketplace.
Feast or Famine: A Senate Committee Report on the impacts of climate change and carbon pricing
by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
The changing climate is of great concern to all Canadians, including farmers and foresters. The Committee, therefore, directed its efforts to answering the following questions: How is climate change affecting our farms and forests? Do these changes offer any potential benefits? If so, how can we take advantage of them? What can we do to make farms and forests more resilient? How can we reduce harm? This report is the fruit of the discussions held during our study.
March 22, 2018
Oral Comments to the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
by Graham Gilchrist
Mr. Chairman and Committee members, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you. Our presentation is Biological Carbon Canada’s perspective on the questions before the Committee and will concentrate on adaptation and emission reduction strategies.
January 26, 2018
Dissonance in Federal Carbon Pricing Regime
by David V. Wright
Last week, the Trudeau government released draft legislation for a national price on carbon pollution, the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. While this significant step should be lauded as follow-through on important election and international commitments, it is another step toward embedding a disconcerting dissonance that still exists within the federal approach to assigning a monetary value to carbon emissions.
January 22, 2018
Grazing and climate effects on soil organic carbon concentration and particle-size association in northern grasslands
by Daniel B. Hewins, Mark P. Lyseng, Donald F. Schoderbek, Mike Alexander, Walter D. Willms, Cameron N. Carlyle, Scott X. Chang & Edward W. Bork
Grasslands cover more than 40% of the terrestrial surface of Earth and provide a range of ecological goods and services, including serving as one of the largest reservoirs for terrestrial carbon. An understanding of how livestock grazing, in uences grassland soil organic carbon (SOC), including its concentration, vertical distribution and association among soil-particle sizes is unclear.