1. Promote Land Use Practices that Absorb and Store Carbon in the Ground
Agriculture and forestry are two of the largest industries in Idaho. They also face some of the most significant impacts from climate change. Supporting and rewarding land managers for their solutions to fighting climate change is essential for addressing climate change in rural Idaho. One way to better incorporate agricultural-focused climate solutions is through the carbon credit market.
Carbon credits are a certificate or permit representing the right to emit one metric ton of carbon dioxide and can be traded in markets voluntarily or for regulatory compliance. Supporting a market to buy and sell these carbon credits would extend the current market system farmers and landowners are familiar with to include climate change mitigation.
We need your help in advocating for these policies! Our elected leaders need to hear that Idahoan’s support policies that reward farmers, ranchers, and foresters in rural Idaho for sequestering carbon, reducing emissions, improving soil health, and increasing rural sustainability. You can help by telling Idaho’s congressional delegation to support our farmers, ranchers, and foresters fighting climate change.