Carbon sequestration projects through land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities could demonstrate a win-win situation from the point of view of climate change and sustainable development. Properly designed, these projects conserve and/or increase carbon stock and at the same time improving rural livelihoods.
With the support from the Canadian government through Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CIFOR facilitated series of workshop and roundtable discussion
To bring together practitioners/project developers, policy makers, and academia to share knowledge, lessons-learned, and best practices that have arisen during the implementation of projects focused on carbon sequestration and sustainable livelihoods
To provide up-to-date information on the requirements of both mandatory and voluntary carbon markets, and guidance on what project partners would need to do on order to benefit from these markets. This is particularly important to anticipate future directions of carbon trading
To explore the provision of ecosystem services (including water and biodiversity protection) possibly compensated by interested stakeholders
To identify possible links to develop adaptation strategies and measures, especially for ecosystems that are vulnerable to climate change, such as tropical peatlands.