February 3, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. EST

Join our experts in sustainability and forestry for a live discussion

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Topics that will be discussed:

  • The meaning of additionality in forest carbon

  • What metrics are used to understand business-as-usual in a forest

  • What tools are available to evaluate if a carbon credit passes the additionality test

  • How NCX uses remote sensing telemetry and high resolution, landscape level detail to assess business-as-usual and establish additionality for projects

How can you assess additionality in forest carbon?

Two top questions sustainability leaders face about their offset choices are, “Will this action have real impact?” And, “would this action I’m investing in have happened anyway?” Those questions can be distilled into one: "Is this project additional?” When it comes to forest carbon, the answer hasn’t always been clear.

To understand the climate impact of a landowner's choice to defer a harvest, we need to know what they would have harvested in the first place. The answer is not as elusive as you may think. In this webinar, you will learn what it takes to understand business-as-usual for every acre of forest in order to assess additionality and ensure quality in forest carbon projects.

Join us to learn what it takes for a forest carbon credit to pass the first and most crucial test in quality carbon offsets: additionality.

Meet your expert hosts: 


Dr. Jennifer Jenkins
Chief Sustainability Officer

Dr. Jennifer Jenkins is the Chief Sustainability Officer at NCX. She is broadly responsible for environmental stewardship and stakeholder engagement, and working with the team to ensure that the methodologies and systems used by the company are of the highest caliber and impeccable quality. With a technical background in carbon cycling and ecosystem science, Dr. Jenkins brings more than 25 years of experience on matters at the intersection of forests and climate across government, academia, and the private sector.

Prior to her role at NCX, Dr. Jenkins served as Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Enviva, the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets. In 2007, Dr. Jenkins was part of the IPCC team that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore for their collaborative efforts on climate change.

Dr. Jenkins earned a Ph.D. in ecosystem science and natural resources from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Business Administration from the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, a Master of Forest Science from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology and environmental studies from Dartmouth College.


Dr. Nan Pond
Science Director, Forestry

Dr. Nan Pond serves as the Science Director of Forestry at NCX. She is responsible for ensuring that our natural capital products reflect the highest quality science as we hone our existing methods and expand into new credit types and new geographies. 

She is the recipient of the 2020 SAF Young Forester Leadership Award and has held multiple leadership roles within the Society of American Foresters.

Dr. Pond earned a PhD in forest biometrics from Michigan Technological University and a Bachelor of Science in forest ecosystem science from SUNY ESF.


Forrest Gibeault, MF, ACF
Vice President, Analytics, Valuation, & Technology Solutions

Forrest Gibeault serves as the Vice President of Analytics, Valuation, and Technology Solutions at Steigerwaldt Land Services. He leads a team that provides a wide range of forest resource and timber industry analysis services to private, industry, and public agency clients. Forrest manages geospatial services at Steigerwaldt, and works to connect clients with GIS solutions that meet their needs, with an eye to enhance and leverage data and processes. 

He has extensive experience designing and implementing varied timber and resource inventories, including detailed data acquisition, analysis, reporting, and modeling using state-of-the-art hardware and software applications. He oversees cradle-to-grave services on forest carbon projects.

With a deep knowledge of Lake States silviculture, particularly northern hardwood management, Forrest specializes in forestland real estate due diligence and investment analysis. He has also worked on projects located across the country from the northeast through the Adirondacks and Appalachia regions, to the western states, including Alaska.

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