Landscape to carbonscape: the roadmap to a soil carbon marketplace

14jul10:00 am2:00 pmLandscape to carbonscape: the roadmap to a soil carbon marketplaceOnline stakeholder event hosted by the Soil Association and the Sustainable Soils Alliance10:00 am - 2:00 pm OrganiserSoil AssociationEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeNature & Biodiversity

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About this event


The Soil Association and the Sustainable Soils Alliance are hosting a virtual “Landscape to carbonscape: the roadmap to a soil carbon market place” stakeholder event on Wednesday 14 July.

Soil carbon sequestration represents a critical tool in the journey to NetZero and the delivery of other ecosystem services. However, there are a number of critical steps required before a functioning market would be possible. Land managers are already being rewarded for increasing the carbon in their soils, however various economic, scientific, practical and legal issues need to be addressed before a robust, scalable and coherent market place can emerge – one that engenders confidence for all stakeholders while delivering for land managers, investors and the environment.

This event will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Advanced booking is essential. Joining links will be shared 1 week prior to the event taking place.

Who is it aimed at?

This event is aimed at those currently involved – or interested in developing land-based carbon schemes, particularly soil carbon, with the aim of encouraging collaboration in this space.


  1. To understand the UK soil carbon marketplace and stakeholder needs
  2. To present the need for a code/protocol to facilitate the farmland soil carbon market
  3. To identify how stakeholders can contribute to the development of the market
  4. To agree next steps


We’ll hear the experience of those already operating in this market, those wanting to invest and those working to develop standards, and invite your input to enable a joined-up approach for the UK.

10:00 Welcome

Liz Bowles (Soil Association)

10.10 A soil carbon marketplace: Background and context

Matthew Orman (Sustainable Soils Alliance)

10.25 The view from the marketplace (Farming):

Thomas Gent (Gentle Farming)

10.35 The view from the marketplace (Broker/Facilitator)

Andrew Voysey (Soil Capital) and Jez Graham (EnTrade)

10:55 Break

11.05 The view from the marketplace (Buyer)

Robert Hall (Federated Hermes) and Tom Morton (Climate Care)

11.25 Panel discussion with Q&A

12:15 Lunch

12:45 A soil carbon code; what will it offer?

Professor Mark Reed (SRUC)

13:00 Learning from experience (1): The woodland carbon code

Vicky West (WCC)

13:10 Learning from experience (2): The international perspective

Robert Parkhurst (Sierra View Solutions)

13:20 Panel discussion with Q&A

13:55 Closing remarks

14:00 Close

Places are limited and booking is essential. If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing Astrid Barrowman at [email protected]


Your safety is our utmost priority as we continue to monitor government policies and risk assessments, and we will be updating our policies and plans accordingly. We will share these 1 week prior to the event taking place. Please do contact us in the meantime if you have any queries.

Please do not come to this event if you are displaying any symptoms or feeling unwell.

Filming and Photography

We will be taking photographs and filming at this event. Please let us know if you would prefer not to be included.

The organiser

The Soil Association is the charity that digs deeper to transform the way we eat, farm and care for our natural world.We want to live in a world which is in balance with nature and a future with good health and a safe climate. In order to achieve that, it is our mission to help everyone understand and explore the vital relationship between the health of soil, plants, animals and people. Campaigning, educating and helping everyone to grow better together. For more info, visit

The Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA) was launched in 2017 to address the current crisis in our soils. Its aim is to restore soils to health within one generation by galvanising the communities of scientists, innovators, policy-makers and land managers already active in this area, harnessing their activities and providing them with a sense of common purpose. For more info visit

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(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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