Dairy farmers have an opportunity to sell carbon credits. But should they?
The answer is not a simple “yes” or “no.” Global Dairy Platform (GDP) and Quantis have worked in partnership to produce a briefing paper which provides background information and practical next steps to determine whether to sell carbon credits without risking the dairy sector’s social license to operate.
The lack of clarity is largely because there are a variety of ways carbon credits can be generated, traded and used. The dairy sector has the opportunity to create, trade and use credits and therefore alignment is needed across the dairy supply chain to generate value for farmers, dairy processors, the global dairy sector, and the planet.