By Chris Lang Before the coronavirus crisis, greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry were among the fastest growing of any industry. Yet there is no mention of the aviation sector in the Paris Agreement. Instead, in 2016, the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced that aviation would go “carbon neutral” from 2020.
By Chris Lang A recent issue of the Journal of Political Ecology includes a Special Section focussing on REDD+. The Special Section is edited by Adeniyi Asiyanbi (Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Canada) and Jens Friis Lund (Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
By Chris Lang In March 2020, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) selected six approved programmes to sell carbon offsets to the aviation industry under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
By Chris Lang “Planting trees is now advocated by a wide range of stake-holders, often in the form of large-scale, monoculture tree plantations. In the current form, these will aggravate, not improve, the climate and biodiversity crises.” That’s from a new briefing by Greenpeace rejecting the one trillion trees campaign that was launched last month…
By Chris Lang The Swedish Energy Agency has cancelled its contract to buy carbon credits from Green Resources. The Swedish Energy Agency has finally recognised the impacts that Green Resources’ industrial tree plantations have on local communities in Kachung in Uganda.