Malaysia is using forests to hide its greenhouse gas emissions in reports to the UNFCCC.
By Chris Lang A recent report by the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australia Institute found that “avoided deforestation” projects do not represent genuine emissions reductions. In most cases the areas were not under any threat of being cleared. Avoided deforestation projects generate about 20% of the Australian government’s main climate change policy.
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.