Public 07.03.2024

Land corruption
Climate finance

Carbon Schemes: Emerging Land Corruption Risks in Carbon Markets

Join us for a common meeting of the Climate Finance and Land Corruption Working Groups.

The session will explore how the world of carbon credits impacts land administration, exploring what dynamics these markets and projects unearth: from opaque transnational ownership structures that enable illicit land deals to the impacts on the rights of local actors on the ground.

We will also look at some efforts to address these challenges, recognising how important these are as pressure for countries and companies to reach net-zero commitments accelerates. Carbon markets are scaling at pace, creating a multi-billion-dollar sector that generates new rent-seeking behaviour.

The discussion will be moderated by Rukshana Nanayakkara, Global Policy and Advocacy Expert at the International Land Coalition. We have a great line-up of speakers, who will explore the following topics:

  1. The global context for carbon markets and land corruption – Lindsay Otis Nilles, Expert on Global Carbon Markets, Carbon Market Watch
  2. The impact of carbon markets on land rights in Zimbabwe and regionally – Nyasha Frank Mpahlo, Executive Director, Green Governance Zimbabwe Trust
  3. Risk frameworks and forest carbon grabbing in practice – Tiffanie Chan, Policy Analyst, LSE Grantham Research Institute

Before delving into carbon markets, organisers of the CTC Grand Challenge will brief the practitioners on an initiative that seeks to co-create and launch an open innovation call to counter corruption in climate finance.

Info and registration

  • Date: 7 March 2024
  • Time: 09:00-10:15 (ET); 15:00-16:15 (CET).
  • Register here