Invitation to the seminar: Landscapes in a carbon focused world

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Invitation to the seminar: Landscapes in a carbon focused world

SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen invite you to a one-day seminar

What Seminar
When Oct 26, 2012 10:00 AM to
Oct 26, 2012 03:00 PM
Where Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20 A, Göteborg
Contact Name
Attendees Claudia Ituarte-Lima (Stockholm Resilience Centre/Swedbio), Christel Cederberg (Chalmers University of Technology/
SIK the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology), André Gonçalves (Professor Agroecology at Instituto Federal
Catarinense and Technical Advisor at the Centro Ecologico in Brazil), Hailu Araya (Team leader at Institute for Sustaibanle Development and co-founder of the Best Practice organisation in Ethiopia), Leif Klemedtsson (Professor at Department of Earth Sciences University of Gothenburg), Matilda Palm (Chalmers University of Technology/Focali).
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The ‘landscape’ view has risen in importance within discussions on sustainability, resilience, improved agriculture and climate change. This is particularly evident in large parts of the developing world where landscapes are heterogenic in character and the sectorial divisions of agricultural, pastoral and forestry land use are less evident. The landscape lens is a tool to help us work with geographical areas in a state of flux.

This seminar will offer us an opportunity to discuss the use of ‘landscapes’ as a contemporary and accessible research scale. We will look at the role a landscape focus has for enhancing both research and policy activities both theoretical and applied.

Recently at the Rio+20 the focus on agriculture and rural development was superseded in discussions by a need to focus on landscapes as a more inclusive and dynamic measure in which to situate both research and policy. Within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) two policy processes are relevant in terms of a move towards a landscape approach for carbon accounting. Within the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) there is an ongoing discussion on expanding the land use, land use change and forestry activities (LULUCF) from the present possibilities narrowed down to only afforestation and reforestation or pure agricultural projects to a more inclusive variety of projects. Within the discussions on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) a move has evolved from pure deforestation as it was in the beginning to a more complex interactive approach including also drivers of deforestation and degradation, such as agricultural expansion.

Register for the seminar via this link:

There is no cost. However, cancellations must be made by the 20th October otherwise we will charge you 100kr for costs incurred.

Read the program and presentation of the speakers here

If you have questions regarding the seminar, please contact: Matthew Fielding: +46 (0) 73 707 8568 :



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