By Chris Lang Mary Nichols, the chair of the California Air Resources Board since 2007, is a leading contender to head the Environmental Protection Agency under the new US President-Elect Joe Biden. “If they offered it, I would take it,” Nichols told the Associated Press.
By Chris Lang Thomson Reuters Foundation recently reported that, “Norway is doubling the price it guarantees developing nations to keep their tropical forests standing, in a step to slow catastrophic losses and encourage big companies to invest far more in nature to combat climate change.”
REDD-Monitor recently described Mark Carney’s Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets as “madness”. Unilever’s member of the Taskforce called this an “incredibly important perspective.”
By Chris Lang At its meeting this month, the governing council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) approved two forest carbon offsetting schemes: the Verified Carbon Standard’s Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ methodology; and the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions’ The REDD+ Environmental Excellency Standard.
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…