Crediting Wind and Solar Power for Saving Species
January 13
  |  Biodiversity Market

A gigawatt of installed renewable energy saves 42 species from going extinct due to climate change. Let’s find a way to acknowledge that in policy and regulation.

What We Got Right on Deforestation in the Past Decade
January 12

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.

What Does 2021 Hold for Tropical Forests?
January 5
  |  Deforestation

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.

Shades of REDD+:
Corresponding Adjustments for Voluntary Markets – Seriously?
December 21
  |  REDD

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.

A Tale of Two Transactions: the Corresponding Adjustments Story
December 17
  |  Carbon Market

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.

How Biden Can Ensure Every Federal Agency Is Fighting Climate Change
December 15
  |  Climate change

Joe Biden has promised to weave climate strategy into every element of his new administration. Here’s how he can do it.

Opinion: 15 Lessons from 30 Years of Voluntary Carbon Markets
December 15
  |  voluntary carbon

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.