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Social benefits from carbon forestry

A guide to assess social benefits from projects that aim to store carbon through tree planting, restoration or forest conservation.

Start by choosing the target group that is relevant for you:


who want to invest in tree planting



that want to buy carbon credits

Office building

Public agencies

that want to buy carbon credits

Carbon credit retailers

who want to assess quality of projects to sell credits from

Money and trees

Project developers and implementors

who design carbon forestry projects

project implementors Africa
Published: 14 March 2023 - Page editor: catherine.kihlstrom@slu.se

This guide was developed by two researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) as part of a project funded by Formas “Research into Practice” call [Nr: 2019-00208]. It is based on research at SLU since 2012 and onwards, as well as a wealth of other academic research on this topic. 

Flora Hajdu and Linda Engström

Department of Urban and Rural Development, SLU