By Chris Lang Shell promises drivers in Denmark that they can become “CO2 neutral” when they buy carbon offsets with the petrol on sale in Shell’s petrol stations. Recently, three investigative journalists with the Danish newspaper Politiken spoke to a series of experts who point out that customers cannot trust Shell’s forest conservation promises. Morten…
By Chris Lang For several years, REDD-Monitor has been raising the alarm about the aviation industry’s crazy plans to increase its greenhouse gas emissions massively using carbon offsets as a substitute for meaningful action to address the climate crisis.
By Chris Lang I wrote this post in June 2018, for iz3w (Informationszentrum 3. welt), an organisation based in Freiburg, Germany. A German translation of an edited version is published in the May/June 2019 issue titled, “Klimawandel” (Climate change). The following is the unedited version.
By Chris Lang “Early evidence from REDD+ projects suggests major challenges, including: ongoing weak enforcement of domestic laws on forests and land, leading to limited effectiveness; contestation or conflict over property rights and community benefits; as well as securitisation and violence, often perpetrated by government agencies.”