International Conference
Carbon farming and trading
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
October 2-4, 2022
Supported by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Scaling up climate action in Eurasia:
More than a hundred countries collectively accounting for 83% of global emissions have already committed to reaching net zero emissions by mid-century. Carbon offsetting is a key tool to support industries and companies around the world striving to reduce their net carbon footprint. And a significant carbon offsetting potential lies in the adoption of carbon farming.
The conference will focus on the rationale of and potential avenues for setting up a carbon market involving various Eurasian states; on the possibility to establish a carbon exchange to support this market in Kazakhstan; and on the integration of the Eurasian carbon market with other, national and international, carbon markets. Challenges and opportunities of deploying a carbon farming industry in Eurasia will also be discussed. The conference proceedings will draw on the international knowledge and experience in the relevant fields.
Nikolai Durmanov
Carbon benchmarking site Kaluga’s Firs
Alexey Ivanov
BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre
Ettore Maria Lombardi
School of Law, University of Florence
Veljko Milutinovic
Research Center ‘Balkan Dialogue’
Dr. Pradeep Monga
Former Deputy Executive Secretary
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Abubakr Muhammad
Associate Professor & Chair
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Michael Obersteiner
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford & Principal Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Elena Rovenskaya
Program Director
Advancing Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Niclas Svenningsen
Manager for Climate Action Outreach
  1. Challenges and opportunities of climate action: Perspectives of Eurasian states
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2. Towards a carbon market in Eurasia
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3. Advancing carbon farming in Eurasia 
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