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On July 11th, 11:00 a.m. via zoom, language: Spanish. FUNPASOS brings together several experts in carbon credits who will explain what they are, what their legal framework is, how voluntary carbon markets work and how they can contribute to compensate the activities of the agricultural or forestry sector.

One of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly carbon dioxide (CO2), generated by various human activities. Apart from the emission reduction measures that different sectors have to undertake, the absorption of CO2 by so-called natural carbon sinks and emission offset projects are the cornerstone of what are known as carbon markets, a tool to promote and finance the fight against climate change that was adopted in the well-known Kyoto Protocol. Since then, this market tool has shown its benefits, but also the need for transparency and unified criteria for what should be considered carbon sequestration, how to measure it and how to certify it.

Agricultural soils and forests are natural carbon sinks, and in recent months there has been a succession of news stories about the economic advantages for farmers, livestock breeders and forest managers of adopting certain practices that can generate what are known as “carbon credits”.

Funpasos (Foundation for Participatory Sustainability) was created to facilitate decision-making in sustainability policy, ensuring the participation of the sectors affected. To participate, it is necessary to be well informed and what better way than to bring together some of the leading experts on the subject in Spain at this time.

Representatives from the Spanish Office for Climate Change and the Ministry of Ecological Transition, as well as from the Regional Government of Extremadura, will be present at this conference. It will also be attended by representatives of the forestry and agricultural sector, as well as the vision of companies currently operating in the carbon market.

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