The forum, sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, 25x’25, North Carolina State University Extension Forestry, and Sampson County Cooperative Extension, was intended to address these various issues. It is hoped that the event continued the conversation started in other recent outreach events, such as the well-attended 2009 Carbon and Renewable Energy Markets Producer Forum for the swine sector held in July and sponsored in part by the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, as well as:
Provided a balanced review of the latest research and analysis on the economic effects of climate policy on forestry and agriculture;
Provided a venue for open, candid discussion among scientists, practitioners, and representatives from the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and other key organizations and stakeholders on the expected impact of climate and energy policy; and
Reviewed examples of projects and other opportunities likely encouraged by climate policy, including information and resources on how to take advantage of emerging markets.
Location: Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center
414 Warsaw Rd.
Clinton, NC 28328
funding for event provided by the Energy Foundation and the Linden Trust for Conservation