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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


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

Linda Andersson, Policy officer agroforestry and sustainable agriculture, Vi-Agroforestry: Successes and failures in tree planting methods

Ida Theilade, Senior researcher at IFRO, University of Copenhagen: community monitoring in assessing carbon and biodiversity, the case of REDD+

Charlotta Szczepanowski, Sustainable development manager, Riksbyggen: Why and how do we climate compensate? Lessons learned

Per Bodin, Environmental analyst, Swedish Board of Agriculture


The agenda is under development – stay tuned for updates!



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


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

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