Reuters: "Small-Scale Forest Landowners Gain Foothold in the US Carbon Markets"
RFF Senior Fellow David Wear comments on the relationship between small-scale landowners and carbon markets.
As such there has long been promise in connecting small-scale landowners with carbon markets, said David N. Wear, a senior fellow with the Washington-based Resources for the Future think tank.
But there has also been a question of how to do so, given upfront costs of up to $200,000 for project development, monitoring and more, as well as the 100-year contracts typically involved.
“Now we’re at a juncture,” Wear said of new efforts bridging this gap.
“This is the emergence of something like agricultural coops: You don’t have the ability to market directly to your purchaser as an individual, but you can come together and engage the marketplace as an aggregate.”