"On April 23, 2015, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry. This plan is designed to help farmers, ranchers, forestland owners, and rural communities respond to climate change and consists of the following 10 “building blocks,” which span a range of technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase carbon storage, and generate clean renewable energy. Through this comprehensive set of voluntary programs and initiatives, USDA expects to reduce net emissions and enhance carbon sequestration by more than 120 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMtCO2ee) per year by 2025. This reduction is equivalent of taking 25 million cars off the road or offsetting the emissions produced by powering nearly 11 million homes per year." (Government of USA, 2016)

Target

Reduce net emissions and enhance carbon sequestration by 2025 with 120 MtCO2eeq, 48 MtCO2eeq from sequestration (relative to baseline with no additional sequestration). See report for details