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COP 21 Report from IBI Board Members: A Synopsis on Opportunities for Biochar

01/19/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

In December 2015, delegates from around the world met in Paris, France for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to draft and agreed to a new international agreement on climate change. The text coming out of the meeting is available in full; an excellent snapshot of outcomes is available here.

Vote for Sonnenerde as Austrian Champion for the European Business Award

01/18/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

With their work on biochar and carbon credits, Sonnenerde has been nominated as Austrian Champion for the European Business Award. If we they win, it's a great international platform for biochar. Please consider voting for Sonnenerde in this competition at http://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/the-award-for-enviro...

IBI Members: Dr. David Laird's IBI Webinar presentation and slides now posted

01/13/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

For our January IBI Webinar Series, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. David Laird, professor in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University (United States). Dr. Laird discussed how complex biochar-by-soil-by-crop-by-climate-by-management interactions currently limit our ability to predict soil property and crop yield responses to biochar applications.

Join Ithaka Institute on the Ithaka Climate Farming Odyssey to Nepal

01/13/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

In what will hopefully be the first of many, the Ithaka Institute is piloting their very first educational odyssey for travelers to experience biochar systems around the world. The opportunity will offer travelers not only the ability to "experience the beauty and splendor of Nepal, but will learn how Nepali farmers are improving resiliency and creating new rural jobs through climate farming and biochar based agro-forestry. Over an 8 day period, travelers will see parts of Nepal which are definitely off the beaten path.

Interested in hearing more about biochar and COP21? Read Albert Bates's new book....

12/27/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Earlier this month, delegates from around the world met in Paris France for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to draft and agree to a new international agreement on climate change.

Announcing our January IBI Webinar Series Speaker: Dr. David Laird of Iowa State University

12/23/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

January 2016 IBI Webinar Series Event: Dr. David Laird presents “Frontiers in Biochar Science"

2015: A Year in Review for IBI

12/23/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

ShivaAs IBI's General Manager, Im pleased to share a recap of our work over the last year. Its been another very impactful year, a busy year, and a year full of transitions for us as an organization.

A Message from Dr. Johannes Lehmann

12/22/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Dear IBI Membership,

IBI is currently funded solely by members and without your support, IBI will be unable to continue to deliver the content, research and biochar updates you came to enjoy in the past.

Support the distribution of relief kits (Servals Stoves) to flood victims in Southern India

12/21/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Servals India is fundraising to distribute 1470 relief kits in two phases to volunteer groups involved in relief and rehabilitation efforts. For more information, please see https://milaap.org/campaigns/servals-chennai-relief or contact Sujatha Srinivasan at sujatha@servals.in

Support PhD research on biochar in Bangladesh

12/21/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Nigel Gale is a PhD student at the University of Toronto investigating plant growth and physiological responses to biochar. He has successfully crowdfunded for a biochar experiment in Bangladesh this summer (read more at https://experiment.com/projects/combating-climate-change-with-biochar-in...). He is looking for additional support to hire research assistants for this work--with crowdfunding, you can support at any level.