This Really is our Final Chance to Act on Climate
July 15
  |  Climate change

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.

COVID-19 Is Hitting Brazil’s Indigenous People Hard, With Tragic Implications for Climate Change
June 25
  |  Carbon Market

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.

Saving the Island in the Sky: Malawi Residents Protect Trees in the Mulanje Mountain Region
June 17
  |  Deforestation

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.

New Bill Would Ask USDA to Help Turn Farms into Carbon Sinks
June 9
  |  Carbon Market

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.

UN Launches “Race to Zero” Ahead of Delayed COP 26 Climate Talks
June 4
  |  Climate change

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.

European Commission’s Recovery Proposal Includes €600 Billion For Long-Term Resilience
May 27
  |  Climate change

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.

Money for Carbon Can Help Save Forests – But Who Owns That Carbon?
June 1
  |  Carbon Market

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.