By Chris Lang “Offsets are an imaginary commodity created by deducting what you hope happens from what you guess would have happened.” That’s Dan Welch writing in the magazine Ethical Consumer in 2007.
By Chris Lang At its 25th board meeting from 10-12 March 2020, the Green Climate Fund is due to decide whether to provide US$25 million to the Arbaro Fund. The money, together with a further US$175 million co-financing largely from other public sources, would be used to establish 75,000 hectares of commercial tree plantations in…
A recent report by the Rainforest Foundation UK describes the potential scaling up of the International Finance Corporation’s Forest Bonds programme as “One of the most worrying evolutions of GCF activities in the Congo Basin”.
How do we know whether or not a REDD project is actually reducing deforestation and forest degradation? Satellite data is one increasingly popular answer. Computers can be trained to use the data to detect deforestation and changes in land use and plot the information on easy to read maps.
By Chris Lang Since May 2018, if you buy ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in Wardour Street, London, you will also buy a small part of a carbon credit. For every scoop of ice cream, a penny goes to buying carbon credits from the Cordillera Azul National Park REDD project in Peru.