Chicago Climate Exchange Offset Project Protocol – Agricultural Best Management Practices

While the agriculture sector is a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, enhanced management activities reduce these emissions, and in some cases may offer opportunities for working agricultural lands to sequester carbon. Thus, agriculture is beginning to play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and carbon sequestration opportunities are generating new sources of income for producers. The Chicago Climate Exchange‘s Agricultural Offset Project Protocol details how continuous conservation tillage and conservation to grasslands can yield soil carbon sequestration benefits that can pay off for farmers and the environment.