Portland-Kunming EcoPartnership 2015: Nitrogen Fertilizer Reduction for Dianchi Lake in China
Sean Penrith and Elizabeth Hardee, The Climate Trust
The Climate Trust is exploring the potential to generate carbon credits from changes in agricultural nutrient management practices. This work has most recently led our executive director, Sean Penrith, to Portland’s sister city of Kunming in Yunnan Province. The goal of the trip was to scope the potential to harness the power of the country’s new emissions trading systems to reduce agricultural runoff pollution in one of the province’s major water sources, Dianchi Lake. The following presentation outlines the problem, and how carbon markets might be able to help.