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.
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”.
By Chris Lang On 5 December 2019, at COP25 in Madrid, the International Emissions Trading Association held a side event to launch its Markets for Natural Climate Solutions initiative. The aim is to help create “Global markets for carbon credits generated from Natural Climate Solutions which enables private sector investment at scale.”