It’s been a tumultuous decade for deforestation – one that culminated with a global pandemic and fires around the world. But there have been successes that we can replicate and build on to reach zero net deforestation by 2030.
2020 was a rough year for tropical rainforest conservation efforts, but what’s in store for 2021? Rhett Butler of MongaBay identifies 11 trends to watch.
Carbon accounting should provide the kind of transparency and precision that helps policymakers understand where climate mitigation is happening and where it’s lacking. Efforts to require national-level adjustments for voluntary transactions, however, will discourage much-needed mitigation action.
The Paris Agreement provides a global framework for tracking and transferring greenhouse gas reductions at the national level. Carbon markets provide a way of enabling those reductions through cooperation. One requires a corresponding adjustment, while the other one doesn’t, as Jos Cozijnsen explains.
Joe Biden has promised to weave climate strategy into every element of his new administration. Here’s how he can do it.
Carbon offsetting will be critical for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, but the debate over scaling up markets often focuses on issues that don’t matter while ignoring issues that do, argues offset pioneer Mark Trexler.
Reiterating scientists’ warning that humanity faces “a climate emergency,” the Secretary General said that achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is imperative to avoiding “irreversible” impacts that would be “absolutely devastating for the world economy and for human life.”