Mid-South Conference: Understanding emerging carbon markets, ag impacts
Phrases such as “carbon markets,” “carbon banking” or “carbon smart agriculture and forestry” may not be familiar, but they are being used to describe a means of addressing climate change that has the potential to significantly impact agriculture.
May 21, 2021
By Emilee Block
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Register for Mid-South Conference: https://bit.ly/3uXXvlm
- Williamson to elucidate emerging carbon markets
- May 24 is early bird registration deadline
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Phrases such as “carbon markets,” “carbon banking” or “carbon smart agriculture and forestry” may not be familiar, but they are being used to describe a means of addressing climate change that has the potential to significantly impact agriculture.
These terms, and more, will be the focus of Max Williamson’s session at the eighth annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center. Having a strong understanding of carbon markets will allow conference attendees to be a step ahead when working in this space, Williamson said.
“Carbon has been a topic of great interest here at the National Agricultural Law Center and we are looking forward to Max Williamson’s session,” NALC Director Harrison Pittman said. “I’m particularly excited for Mid-South attendees to learn more about the emerging topic of carbon credit markets, how they operate, and where we expect to see develop in the future.”
Williamson, based in both Washington, D.C., and New York City, focuses his practice on innovative investment and project development transactions involving carbon regulation, renewable energy development and other evolving regulatory markets and programs.
The conference is scheduled for June 10 – 11 with Williamson speaking on Friday at noon CDT. Those interested can register and learn more about the conference and continuing education opportunities here: https://bit.ly/3uXXvlm
About the National Agricultural Law Center
The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.
The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
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