From the beekeepers of Cameroon to the seed gatherers of Brazil, indigenous rainforest communities are invaluable to conservation. Their success highlights a crucial truth – that projects bringing a wide range of benefits are a powerful tool for protecting our planet.
When carbon offset projects offer more benefits than carbon, here’s how to prove it.
Are there tectonic shifts afoot in China’s policymaking to tackle climate change? The latest signal from MEE marks increased national efforts.
There is a renewed sense of optimism around tackling climate change – the international community must harness this momentum and scale-up efforts to protect and restore tropical forests. A coalition of private and public sector partners have launched the Green Gigaton Challenge, which aims to mobilize funds to achieve its target of one gigaton of high-quality emissions reductions, per year, by 2025.
The Paris Agreement is designed to create a “race to the bottom” in emissions, with countries proposing ever-deeper emission reductions in their Climate Action Plans. To avoid disaster, they’ll have to be 55 percent deeper by 2030 than they were when the Paris Agreement was signed. So far, they’re less than 3 percent deeper.
Controlling realities through accounting is an illusion. It is essential to create multiple incentives for mitigation, including through voluntary carbon markets. While corporate action is essential, only truly additional emission reductions should be used for company offsetting.
Voluntary carbon markets are key to cutting greenhouse-gas emissions in half by 2030, and clear data is key to ensuring they can deliver real reductions. Ecosystem Marketplace, the leading provider of data and intelligence on voluntary carbon markets, is responding with new interactive platforms offering unprecedented market transparency.