Broadcast explores economic opportunities for tribes in the carbon credit market

From Minnesota Public Radio – Oct. 10, 2019

Money may not grow on trees – but the carbon that trees store could be worth millions, as consumers, companies and governments ramp up efforts to fight climate change. Bryan Van Stippen of the National Indian Carbon Coalition was among those featured in a Minnesota Public Radio story about the topic. He spoke about opportunities for tribes to earn valuable income in the carbon credit market.

 

Selling carbon credits is earning tribes millions while conserving forests

From Native Business – Nov. 27, 2018

It’s an idea so simple that it sounds almost too good to be true: Tribes across the country are using their forest lands to generate income by selling carbon credits in the California emissions trading industry while preserving their lands for future generations.

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How to Make Millions While Saving a Forest

From Outside Magazine – May 7, 2018

The Sealaska Corporation is a for-profit company collectively owned by some 23,000 Native Alaskans from the Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian tribes. Since its creation in the 1970s, the company has made much of its money by logging in Alaska’s southeast islands. But beginning this year, that equation will flip: Sealaska stands to earn millions by leaving trees alone.

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