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A Comparison of No Till Protocols for Agricultural Carbon Offset Projects in Canada Dennis Haak, Agriculture & Agr PowerPoint Presentation
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A Comparison of No Till Protocols for Agricultural Carbon Offset Projects in Canada Dennis Haak, Agriculture & Agr

A Comparison of No Till Protocols for Agricultural Carbon Offset Projects in Canada Dennis Haak, Agriculture & Agr

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  1. A Comparison of No Till Protocols for Agricultural Carbon Offset Projects in Canada Dennis Haak, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada October 29, 2008.

  2. No Till Protocol Development • Pilot Emission Reductions, Removals, and Learnings (PERRL) Initiative, Environment Canada (EC), Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association, 2003 – 2005 • Environment Canada Offset System Development, 2005 – 2006 ISO 14064 based draft by Soil Management Technical Working Group (SMTWG) 3. C-Green (CCX) 2006, Canadian Prairies 4. Alberta’s Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, 2007 5. Various initiatives currently in development stage (provincial and federal)

  3. Important Note This comparison not part of a formal review process

  4. Common Elements of Regional Coefficient Approach • Coefficient(s) based on model output, developed and validated with research data (eg. Century for soil carbon) • Tillage activity definitions • Monitoring and verification of activity • Minimize administration costs - treat large groups of farmers the same - cheaper to monitor/verify activity than direct GHG impacts

  5. Scientific Basis for Raw Coefficients

  6. No Till Activity Definitions

  7. No Till Activity Definitions (cont’d)

  8. Baseline Approach

  9. Non-Permanence of Soil Carbon Beyond Crediting Period

  10. No Till Example: Dry Prairie Region

  11. Baseline and Crediting Period

  12. No Till Reduced Till

  13. Tillage Activity Monitoring & Verification

  14. Relative Rating of Protocol ElementsNote: Ratings reflect author’s opinion, not a formal review process

  15. The Future • Proposed Environment Canada Offset System - will not lead but rather review / approve protocol development - Alberta protocol placed on fast track list for early consideration • Other provinces considering Alberta protocol for their own system • Standardized approach would reduce uncertainty • In Canada no till adoption is high - hard to have both additionality and project feasibility - need to focus more on policy to support maintenance of practice (eg. EG&S that includes other environmental benefits)

  16. Thank you Questions and Discussion