FCCP Attends Forest Carbon Management in Central Appalachia Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia
Chad Papa, FCCP Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, participated as a panelist in the Ecology of Forest Carbon Management discussion.
Chad Papa, FCCP Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, attended the Forest Carbon Management in Central Appalachia Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia. The conference gathered over 150 individuals, including academics, extension agents, and foresters to address the multidimensional aspects of the carbon market. Participants examined the latest research findings and tackled the pressing and future challenges of the industry.
As a panelist on the Ecology of Forest Carbon Management topical lecture, Papa presented, “Bridging the gap between forest carbon science, policy, and management with science-based communication”. Drawing from research done with the FCCP, he showcased tools and strategies for clear dialogue, highlighting the importance of forests in the pursuit of net-zero emission targets. His presentation highlighted the need for collaboration between landowners, policymakers, scientists, and managers, and offered a look into the future of effective climate communication.
Raju Pokharel, Assistant Professor in the MSU Forestry Department, was also in attendance and served as a panelist on the “Forest Products Role in Carbon Sequestration” portion of the conference. His talk, “Advancing Blockchain Technologies for Enhanced Traceability and Transparency in the Carbon in Forest Products Supply Chain”, is based on research from the FCCP & MSU Forestry Department Blockchain Project. This partnership with U.S. Endowment explores how the forest sector can use blockchain technology to track forest products and their associated carbon storage from cradle to grave.