The Carbon Market for farmers is doomed, right?
April 17, 2013 Louisa Kiely
Did you hear about the drop in EU Carbon Credit prices overnight? Does it spell disaster, why even keep on going on this crazy – ‘farmers can save the soils and improve the CO2 problem at the same time, and benefit from productivity gains at the same time?’
Well, what you expect me to say? OF COURSE WE WILL KEEP GOING! The funny thing about this space is how, no matter what seems to be happening on the low side, things are happening on up side which have simply kept us going!
Couple of recent points to keep your spirits up:
•The Coalition, as recently as today, re-iterates support for soil carbon and the CFI – with better time frames Click here for news
•China, quite a large polluter, is starting to enter the carbon market space – now there’s a market! find out more
The issue is – Stop now and have no hope of taking part, or keep on going and manage to be ‘in the right place at the right time’ when things turn around, which they will – climate change is now an established risk. ALSO, it will take time for farmers to learn and then implement. The wheel has started to turn – NO reason to stop it now!