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Green Lairds and the great carbon offset: Edinburgh University/BIEE panel event

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How to reconcile natural capital, net-zero and just transition priorities? In this unedited recording, an expert panel discuss the trends for large-scale land purchases for carbon offsetting in Scotland. What is driving these trends, and what the future holds?

The discussion was a joint event between the University of Edinburgh's Business School and the British Institute for Energy Economics (BIEE)

Chair: Charles Hendry, Honorary Professor and President of BIEE


Dave Reay, Professor of Carbon Management, University of Edinburgh; Executive Director for Edinburgh Climate Change Institute; Director of Policy at ClimateXChange

Kirsten Jenkins, Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society, University of Edinburgh

Ailsa Raeburn, Chairperson for Community Land Scotland; Chair of the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust

Stephen Young, Head of Policy at Scottish Land and Estates