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.
As Senior Policy Manager, Rachel Tornek develops GHG offset standards for the Reserve and plays a leading role in managing its offset registration program. Rachel also represents the Reserve with a variety of stakeholder groups to help advance climate policy that supports and ensures the environmental integrity of offsets. She has worked in the field of greenhouse gas accounting for over 5 years.
Rachel was previously the Manager of Member Services for the California Climate Action Registry, where she managed the technical support and training programs that helped member organizations successfully develop and verify GHG emissions inventories.
Prior to joining the Reserve, Rachel worked on environmental issues with Toyota Motor Sales, the Climate Change and Wildlife campaign at the National Wildlife Federation and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. She has a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UC San Diego and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara.