Climate Solutions, Justice, and the Rise of a Trillion-Dollar Industry

Friday March 24, 2023 10:15am to 11:15am

This is a keynote event of The Penn Regenerative Ag Alliance Workshop.

The workshop’s morning keynote speaker, Dr. Jane Zelikova, will discuss the possibility of regenerative agriculture as a just climate solution. As attention on soil carbon is increasing in rapidly expanding carbon markets, questions of application and scalability must be approached from a framework that prioritizes equity.


Jane Zelikova

Executive Director

Soil Carbon Solutions Center at Colorado State University

Dr. Tamara Jane Zelikova works at the intersection of climate science and policy. Her work focuses on advancing the science of carbon removal and she has published in scientific journals like Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, written and contributed to climate policy reports and published articles in popular media outlets like Scientific American. She is currently the executive director of the Soil Carbon Solutions Center at Colorado State University, where she works with leading scientists to build the tools and approaches needed to accelerate the deployment of credible soil-based climate solutions, measure their impacts and bring them to scale.

In addition to her scientific and policy expertise, Zelikova is the cofounder of 500 Women Scientists, a global grassroots nonprofit organization with the mission to serve society by making science open, inclusive and accessible and fighting racism, patriarchy and oppressive societal norms. She is also the founder of Hey Girl Productions, coproducing and starring in the film End of Snow, which has been featured in National Geographic and Outside magazine.