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Carbon and Communities in Tropical Woodlands

An international interdisciplinary conference.

16 - 18th June 2008

Hosted by:

The University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

The conference marks the end of a five year research project in Mozambique, led by the University of Edinburgh.


The conference document is now available

Delegates are requested NOT to print this document as it will be provided on arrival at the conference.


Confirmed speakers include:

What will this workshop achieve?

The primary outcome of the workshop will be the finalisation of a major publication describing the process for implementing, managing and sustaining major carbon sequestration projects in tropical developing countries. This document will relate specifically to the dry tropical forests of Africa, however many of the themes will be transferable to other areas.

How can carbon markets work for tropical developing countries?

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This conference will provide information to those wanting to learn more about the process of implementing and managing sustainable carbon sequestration projects in tropical developing countries. Issues of risk, permanence, governance and methodologies for carbon sink analysis will be covered in the programme.

Savanna woodlands are important to the livelihoods of many people and are becoming increasingly threatened by deforestation, fire and climate change. The market for ecosystem services, in particular terrestrial carbon offsets is important for its role in regulating the global climate, maintaining biodiversity and promoting sustainable land-use options. The capacity of savanna areas to sequester carbon therefore has potential for poverty alleviation and development in rural communities.

Conference organisers: Prof John Grace & Dr. Mat Williams,
School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh,
Crew building, King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JN

For more information please contact : Joanne Pennie,
School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh,
Crew building, King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JN
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 5433
Email: enquiries@miombo.org.uk
Web: www.miombo.org.uk

The conference organisers gratefully acknowledge financial support for this conference from the European Union.

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