There are a wide range of opportunities to generate offsets from the agricultural sector and from land-based activities more generally. This session will explore both current and developing offset standards to tap into this important and potentially significant sector, including on farms, rangelands, and grasslands.
Debbie is the President and Director of DRD Associates, providing strategic and policy support on agricultural sustainability and climate mitigation policies and strategies at state, federal, and international levels.
She is the Executive Director of the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG), a multi-stakeholder forum focused on incentivizing agricultural opportunities to reduce greenhouse gases emissions and enhance sustainability. She is also the Executive Director and a founding member of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI). IBI supports the research, demonstration, and deployment of sustainable biochar production and utilization systems to combat climate change and enhance the global soil resource.
Debbie previously worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the Director of Legislative Affairs and Agricultural Policy; in the US Senate, as a Senior Staff on natural resource and agricultural issues for U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has graduate degrees in human nutrition, chemistry, and communications.