Scottish Land Commission event on the role of carbon in land ownership and use

Dr Jill Robbie and Dr Giedre Jokubauskaite will take part in a Scottish Land Commission online event, ‘The Carbon Rush: Understanding the role of carbon, offsetting and investing in the land market’, on Tuesday 31 May. 

It is the second event in the Scottish Land Commision’s ‘Natural Capital and Land’ series, looking at the Land Lines discussion papers by Prof Sir Dieter Helm, University of Oxford, and Dr Robbie and Dr Jokubauskaite, exploring the role of carbon in land ownership and use. 

Chaired by Scottish Land Commissioner Megan MacInnes, the event panel includes the authors of the discussion paper, alongside Don MacLeod of Turcan Connell, and Prof Dave Reay, University of Edinburgh. The panel will discuss carbon offsetting, the value of carbon, carbon rights and what all of this means for Scotland's land. The hour-long event will include a Q&A session. 

Speakers

- Dr Jill Robbie - Senior Lecturer in Private Law, University of Glasgow 

- Dr Giedre Jokubauskaite - Lecturer in International Law, University of Glasgow 

- Don MacLeod - Partner, Turcan Connell 

- Prof Dave Reay - Professor of Carbon Management & Education, University of Edinburgh 

Chair: Megan MacInnes, Scottish Land Commissioner 

Register for ‘The Carbon Rush: Understanding the role of carbon, offsetting and investing in the land market’

Further reading 

The Land Lines discussion paper by Dr Jill Robbie and Dr Giedre Jokubauskaite will be published by the Scottish Land Commission on Wednesday 25 May and will be available to read on their website at: https://www.landcommission.gov.scot/all-publications 

Read Dr Robbie’s Scottish Land Commission blog post on ‘Who owns natural capital?’, reflecting on the most recent discussion of Land and Human Rights Forum (LAHRAF). 


First published: 17 May 2022