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Event
5 June 2018

How does carbon offsetting impact landscapes?

And what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

Photo by Julian Andres Carmona Serrato on Unsplash

Welcome to this joint Focali-SIANI seminar in Stockholm on the World Environment Day! At this event we will dig deeper into opportunities and risks of various carbon offsetting initiatives.

There are many initiatives and instruments for carbon offsetting and climate change mitigation, but how are they progressing and what impact do they have? What is the current status of REDD+ programs or initiatives under the Clean Development Mechanism, CDM? How are they connected to the Paris Agreement? Which of them has increased the attention to agriculture in climate negotiations and how do they affect livelihoods? What are the prospects for carbon credits when the need for effective climate action is higher than ever? We want to dig deeper into what possibilities and risks various carbon offsetting initiatives hold for landscapes and people. At this event we will hear about what worked and what did not work in climate mitigation and adaptation programmes.

Light lunch will be served at 12:30 and the seminar will start at 13:30

Times

From 5 June 2018 at 13:30 to 5 June 2018 at 16:00

Venue

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Linnégatan 87D, 115 23 Stockholm, Sweden

Hosted by

linda.hansson@gu.se

Resources

Relevant Content
Video
5 July 2018
Charlotta Szczepanowski, Head of sustainable development at Riksbyggen

Interview with Charlotta Szczepanowski during the joint SIANI-Focali seminar: How does carbon offset impact landscapes - and what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

Video
5 July 2018
Linda Andersson, policy officer Agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture at Vi-skogen

Interview with Linda Andersson during the joint SIANI-Focali seminar: How does carbon offset impact landscapes - and what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

Video
5 July 2018
Ida Theilade, senior researcher at IFRO, University of Copenhagen

Interview with Ida Theilade during the joint SIANI-Focali seminar: How does carbon offset impact landscapes - and what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

Video
5 July 2018
Per Bodin, Environmental objectives coordinator at the Swedish Board of Agriculture

Interview with Per Bodin during the joint SIANI-Focali seminar: How does carbon offset impact landscapes - and what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

Agenda

Agenda:

13:30-13:40

Welcoming and introduction remarks 

Fedra Vanhuyse, Head of Societal Transitions Unit, SEI

Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director, SEI

13:45-14:00     

Community monitoring in assessing carbon and biodiversity, the case of REDD+    

Ida Theilade, Senior Researcher at IFRO, University of Copenhagen

14:00-14:15

The role of agriculture in climate change policies

Per Bodin, Environmental Objectives Coordinator, Swedish Board of Agriculture 

14:15-14:35

Coffee Break

14:40-14:55

Successes and failures in tree planting methods

Linda Andersson, Policy officer agroforestry and sustainable agriculture, Vi-skogen

14:55-15:10

Why and how do we climate compensate? Lessons learned

Charlotta Szczepanowski, Sustainable development manager, Riksbyggen

15:20-16:00 

Panel and discussion with the speakers

Moderator: Torsten Krause, Senior lecturer at LUCSUS, Lund University