October 13, 2020

Fertilizer Canada Federal Offset System Discussion Paper Response

Re: Carbon Pollution Pricing: Considerations for Protocol Development in the Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System discussion paper

Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesalers and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers – the backbone of Canada’s agri-food economy.
Responsible for half of the world’s current food production, fertilizer is fundamental to the future of agriculture and farmers’ ability to feed a growing global population.

As the world seeks to sustainably grow food from a decreasing land base, farmers will rely on fertilizer to increase production efficiency while conserving our soil, water, and air. To meet this challenge, farmers will require more than just new and innovative technologies; they will require incentives for understanding and implementing the core principles and practices of sustainable agriculture.

Fertilizer Canada is very concerned that Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has not included the 4R Climate Smart Protocol as a priority within the current federal offset system and that Canadian growers won’t be eligible for carbon credits for their actions to reduce on-farm nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.

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