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 The African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) aims “to bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030”. AFR100 is an offshoot of the Bonn Challenge. The Bonn Challenge aims to “restore forest landscapes” over an area of 350 million hectares by 2030.
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 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.