President-elect Biden has vowed to make climate change an integral part of his administration, involving Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Agriculture. Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s job will be to ensure that integration,.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced the first $791 million of his $10 billion in climate largesse. Most of the money will go to larger, established NGOs active in natural climate solutions, but some newcomers are included as well.
Voluntary carbon markets must scale up dramatically to meet the climate challenge. Here are 17 recommendations for achieving that and a chance for you to weigh in.
Each of the world’s 50 largest banks are financing, on average, $52 billion in activities associated with the extinction crisis, according to a new report.
Leakage is among the most controversial—and misunderstood—issues surrounding REDD+. While not particular to deforestation, it has been discussed with more fervor in the context of REDD+ than in any other sector. The perceived challenge of managing leakage, among others, kept consideration of tropical deforestation out of the Kyoto Protocol and is discrediting the reputation of avoided-deforestation projects.
The two US presidential contenders offer starkly different approaches as the world tries to avoid catastrophic global heating.
Forest carbon projects have saved millions of hectares of endangered forest, but they haven’t ended deforestation globally. Some say it’s time to abandon individual projects and embrace a jurisdictional approach. Here’s an argument for embracing both.