Engaging Ranchers in Market-Based Approaches to Climate Change Mitigation: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Implications

Gosnell, Hannah; Robinson-Maness, Nicole; Charnley, Susan
October 2011
Rangelands (Allen Press Publishing Services Inc.);Oct2011, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p20
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), a carbon market which compensates ranchers for managing lands in ways that sequester carbon to offset greenhouse gas emissions, and discusses its impact on ranchers in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. The mechanisms for buying and selling carbon offsets are explained. The challenges associated with including ranchers in carbon markets are identified.


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