A report from Friends of the Earth and Open Markets Institute reveals how this approach will fail to address the climate crisis while enabling the largest agribusiness corporations to entrench their market power and greenwash their operations.
Friends of the Earth U.S., on behalf of 2.8 million members and supporters in the United States, is pleased to present these comments in response to USDA’s Request for Public Comment on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
Why the “Growing Climate Solutions Act” Will Fail Farmers, Harm Frontline Communities, and Exacerbate the Climate Crisis
This legislation aims to build a framework for broad-scale development of carbon markets and to pave the way for a national cap-and-trade program. We oppose these carbon schemes for the reasons discussed below.
We, the undersigned organizations, encourage you to oppose the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020 (S. 3894/H.R. 7393).
Carbon trading systems are complex, and the more complex they are, the easier they are to manipulate