• 11 November 2022
  • 13:30-14:00
  • Room: Digital Room 2

Growing trees: Far beyond business as usual

Digital Room 2
Today everyone seems to be planting a tree; from companies offsetting their carbon emissions to governments trying to reach net-zero targets, there is plenty of focus on land-based carbon removal methods. A recent analysis by Oxfam argued that there is not enough land on earth to offset carbon emissions without a rapid cut in emissions by the big polluters. At the same time, in the face of increasing land inequality, growing demand for land for carbon sequestration – if not subject to robust safeguards that go beyond the “no harm principle” – could extrapolate land conflicts. So, how can we make sure that forest restoration is not about offsetting business-as-usual but for centering justice for people and livelihoods, as well as for supporting landscapes to thrive? Join this Youth Daily Show to hear from young experts on how to make sure each seed we plant – from investment to tree nurseries – is a seed for transformative change.

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