In 2007, Mark Lynas’s “Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet” provided a grim summary of all known climate science. Now, he’s updated the book, and the news is even more dire.
Brazilian deforestation surged 34 percent in 2019 as President Jair Bolsonaro relaxed restrictions on development in the Amazon. Now COVID-19 is spreading across indigenous territories – threatening the people who have long served as guardians of the forest.
People in the foothills of Malawi’s Mulanje Mountain have long chopped trees for energy. Now they’re using small-scale hydro-power instead – and reforesting depleted areas.
Natural climate solutions have gained traction around the world, but individual standards within the United States function with little in the way of government oversight or coordination. A new bill aims to fix that.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed year-end climate talks back to late 2021, but the UN’s Climate Ambition Alliance is using the extra year to promote a “Race to Zero” emissions designed to ensure the post-pandemic economic recovery is a green one.
With European states struggling to meet the COVID-19 challenge, the European Commission is proposing €750 billion in additional funding, much of it targeted to green development.
Some countries are using emission reduction titles to support forest conservation, but what are they, and how do countries regulate their ownership and transaction under REDD+? Here’s How Zambia, Mexico, Chile, and Ivory Coast are doing it.