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Dr. Jeremy Fried Speaking on October 10!

posted Oct 6, 2012, 9:42 AM by
The great talks continue!  Dr. Jeremy Fried from USFS will be speaking at the School of
the Environment seminar series on Wednesday October 10th from 4-5 pm, Room 71 in Cramer Hall.  

Jeremy will be presenting, "Consensus elusive on managing forests as if climate protection matters: tensions at the science, policy, advocacy interface."

The event is free and open to the public.  


As California’s Cap and Trade system goes live, and greenhouse gas polluters are driven to find cheap alternatives to reducing their emissions, forest carbon offset markets are poised to deliver carbon credits tied to “improved forest management”, and state air resource regulators struggle to arrive at credible protocols that will deliver genuine offsets. We summarize the state of the science of managing temperate forests for climate benefits, present a west coast example of inventory based assessment of forest carbon dynamics, evaluate modeled effectiveness of fuel treatments for GHG emissions reduction, and address the torrent of recent scientific literature that implicates active forest management as antithetical to climate change mitigation. We conclude with a discussion of the political and social dynamics that have brought us to this juncture.