By Chris Lang In September 2019, the President of the Republic of Congo, Dénis Sassou Nguesso, flew to Paris to meet Emmanuel Macron, France’s President. Macron signed a letter of intent committing US$65 million to the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) to protect the Republic of Congo’s forests.
By Chris Lang Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that by 2030 it would remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits. The company aims to do so by using negative emission technologies, including tree planting, soil carbon sequestration, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCs), and direct air capture.
By Chris Lang The Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project covers an area of about 150,000 hectares in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The project was created in 2007 by an Indonesian company called PT Rimba Makmur Utama. The director of the company is Dharsono Hartono.
By Chris Lang The Climate Change Board of El Salvador has written an open letter raising its concerns about the statements made by Fernando López, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, at the UN Climate Action Summit, held in New York, in September 2019. The letter also raises concerns about the Salvadorean government’s plans for…
By Chris Lang On 6 July 2019, Patrick Pouyanné, the CEO of French oil and gas company Total, announced that his company would invest US$100 million per year in forest protection. Total’s announcement comes shortly after similar announcements by Shell and Eni to offset some of their emissions with forest conservation projects.