Grand Seminar: Incentivizing forest carbon sinks?
Governments, business, and environmental NGOs all embrace net zero GHG emission goals. By the net zero target year, negative emissions will form the core climate policies henceforth. Forest carbon is a reasonably well-understood carbon sink, yet under threat in a range of countries. This Grand Seminar explores to which degree the buildup of forest carbon sinks may be incentivized. The seminar will open with a presentation, followed by an academic and a policy panel each. Participants are expected to actively contribute to the discussions in this relatively nascent area of climate policy.
This event is part of the Sustainability week 2023. It is arranged by the strategic research area BECC and the strategic collaborative initiative LU Land.
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Moderator: Fariborz Zelli (Political Science, Lund University)
09.30-10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.10-11.10 Presentation title TBA. Prof. Detlef Sprinz
11.10-11.20 Stretch Your Mind and Body
11.20-12.15 Gaps and potential for improvement of business models for forest carbon - Panel discussion.
Moderator of panel: Jessica Coria (Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg)
Dr. Mark Brady, School of Economics and Management, Lund University
Prof. Sonia Chikh M'hamed, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business, ESSCA School of Management, Angers
Prof. Peichen Gong, Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University.
13.30-14.45 What do political and other stakeholders need to make incentivized forest carbon a reality? Panel discussion
Moderator of panel: Fariborz Zelli (Political Science, Lund University)
Giuliana Zanchi, Climate specialist, Swedish Forestry Agency
Emma Nohrén, Chair of the Environmental and Agriculture Committee, Swedish government
Glenn Oredsson, LRF Farmers' Association
14.45-15.00 Wrap up and farewell
BECC is a collaboration between Lund University and University of Gothenburg in Sweden. BECC brings together more than 350 scientists from the natural and social sciences to perform research on the combined consequences of anthropogenic emissions, climate and land-use changes on biodiversity and ecosystem services on multiple scales, to provide a scientific basis for the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity.
LU Land is a thematic collaboration initiative at Lund University, focusing on issues related to sustainable land-use. LU Land consists of more than 60 researchers and almost 30 societal actors.
Gamla köket, Allhelgona kyrkogata 8, Lund
Researchers, societal actors and everyone interested in the topic.
fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se