By Chris Lang In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced that it would create a carbon offsetting scheme, thus creating the impression of doing something about the climate crisis, while allowing the aviation industry’s emissions from burning fossil fuels to increase massively.
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 In October 2019, Andrew Penman, a journalist at The Mirror contacted REDD-Monitor. I’d been in touch with Penman a few times in the past, mainly because he’s one of the few journalists in the UK who has regularly exposed the boiler room scams selling carbon credits as investments to retail investors.
By Chris Lang Greta Thunberg’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week is important. This is the first time, as far as I’m aware, that Thunberg has said, in so many words, that carbon offsets are not a solution to the climate crisis.
By Chris Lang In the latest issue of the World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, Jutta Kill writes that the COP 25 UN climate negotiations held in Madrid in December 2019, “will be remembered as the moment where the UN and conservation industry discourse and propaganda over REDD+ were replaced by the new forest conservation fad: Nature-Based-Solutions”.