The UN is revitalizing a program that gives wealthy nations carbon credits for investing in emission-reducing projects in developing nations; human rights protections are not yet part of the plan.
UN negotiators are meeting in Germany to formulate plans to meet the goals set by the Paris Agreement on climate, but many see political will as weak and response as slow.
Shark finning, overfishing, an indifferent Belizean government, and coral bleaching are rapidly killing one of the world’s great reefs. And no one is acting.
One of the most forthright voices in the scientific community speaks her mind on Paris, REDD+, suing Exxon, Obama, SCOTUS, the Pope and our human future.
An exclusive Mongabay interview with Cardinal Peter Turkson who led the drafting of Pope Francis’s climate change encyclical, a document said to have helped shape the Paris Climate Agreement.
The climate agreement signed by 196 nations last month created tremendous momentum, but faith leaders say it will take a gigantic effort by billions of believers to shape a new world.
The climate change agreement embraced in Paris by most of the world’s nations directly links planetary temperature limits with stopping deforestation.
Pope Francis has sent a delegation to the Paris climate conference, putting pressure on world leaders to protect the earth and the poor.
A big early problem with REDD+ was that there was no way to accurately measure forests cut, or carbon offsets. Now greatly enhanced satellite imaging makes detailed tracking a reality.
In the last hours of the Paris climate conference, island nations threatened by sea level rise and climate activists are pushing to lower the cap on global temps from 2 degrees C to 1.5 degrees C.
Norway is playing a major role at the ongoing Paris climate summit, serving as broker for a huge pot of oil money distributed to developing countries to preserve tropical forests.
REDD+, a policy that allows industrial nations to keep burning fossil fuels while paying developing countries to preserve forests, may be part of the solution. Not all agree.