|Title||Biochar—One way forward for soil carbon in offset mechanisms in Africa?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Whitman, T., and Lehmann J.|
|Journal||Environmental Science & Policy|
The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has had relatively little success in Africa due to a number of factors. Increases in agricultural soil carbon have strong benefits for soil health as well as potential for carbon sequestration, but such projects are currently excluded from the CDM and other offset mechanisms. Small-scale biochar systems with net emission reductions may hold a key for Africa to engage with the international offset mechanisms and open the door to soil carbon sequestration projects.