Forestry and Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum
Welcome to the web site for the Forestry and Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum. The Eighth workshop will be held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV from September 25-28, 2016. Information on the Forum's seven previous workshops can be found on the left-hand menu.
Forum Goals and Objectives
Since 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have sponsored the "Forestry and Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum" on a recurring basis, collaborating with RTI International to organize and convene each of these workshops. The Farm Foundation contributed to sponsorship in the past and the Electric Power Research Institute and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University have joined the Forum organizing committee in recent years. The Forum's purpose is to bring together leading researchers from the U.S. and Canada to compare different biophysical and economic modeling approaches and empirical analyses of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, carbon sequestration, climate change impacts, and bioenergy potential in the agriculture and forestry sectors.
The Forum provides an important and unique venue for bringing together agriculture and forestry modelers from U.S., Canadian, and Mexican government agencies, universities, and research institutions to share ideas and foster collaboration. There is a high level of market integration between these countries, making it important to accurately reflect trade and other linkages. In addition, modeling techniques developed in applications for one country are often readily transferable to the other. The ultimate objective is to provide information useful for public and private strategic analysis and planning of domestic and international policy options for carbon sequestration and GHG mitigation options in the two sectors, as well as looking at the potential role of biomass for bioenergy production and at issues related to climate change impacts and adaptation.
|Sara Bushey Ohrel, Chair|
Climate Change Division, USEPA
Agricultural, Resource & Energy Economics and Policy, RTI International
Center for Environmental, Technology, and Energy Economics, RTI International
NC State School of Public and International Affairs
College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho
Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Office of Global Climate Change, USDA
Economic Research Service, USDA
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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