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Comments sought for carbon registry

[Georgia] Comments from the public are being sought by the Georgia Forestry Commission on a plan designed to help protect Georgia ‘s environment through a new Carbon Registry. “The Registry plan we’ve developed describes the standards for project eligibility, registering projects, processes and procedures. It also describes the accepted methods for calculating carbon sequestered in projects.” McClure said similar systems have been developed in California , Maine , Oregon and other parts of the world. Georgia ‘s proposed Carbon Sequestration Registry quantifies services provided by growing forests, which remove carbon dioxide (CO2), a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, from the air. Carbon Sequestration is also considered an emerging market opportunity for southern forest owners as they seek reasonable returns for the nature services they provide.

The proposed protocol for Georgia ‘s Carbon Sequestration Registry will be posted on the GFC website, through Feb. 15.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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