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Report: Companies that buy carbon credits lead on climate action
Companies that buy carbon credits are doing more to tackle their climate footprints than companies that don’t, a new report finds.
October 10, 2023
On carbon offsets, Wirecutter story doesn’t cut it
A recent article claims that buying carbon offsets for your flight doesn't help the climate crisis. This conclusion is bafflingly wrong: Paying to protect an area of forest to offset the climate footprint of your flight does in fact — demonstrably and verifiably — help.
March 1, 2023
In race to reach net zero, businesses look to carbon credits, survey finds
Business leaders recognize the urgency of the climate crisis — and are taking action, according to a new report.
January 12, 2023
Climate change is keeping people up at night — literally: 3 stories you may have missed
In case you missed it: Rising temperatures are disrupting peoples’ slumber, carbon offsets are helping the Indigenous Hadza people protect the forests they depend on and elephants are consuming massive amounts of plastic from dumpsters in India.
May 31, 2022
That UN climate report wasn’t all bad news
The recent IPCC climate report was bleak, but there are silver linings. Our expert weighs in.
April 7, 2022
Carbon markets can power climate action: 3 stories you may have missed
In case you missed it: Carbon markets could help countries meet their climate goals, tree experts are taking on timber trafficking and a rapidly spreading disease is jeopardizing eelgrass.
March 14, 2022
2021 in review: In a critical year for climate, nature took center stage
Nature saw ups and downs in 2021, and Conservation News was there for it all. This month, we are revisiting some of the most significant stories of the past year.
December 22, 2021
2021 in review: Covid raged on — but nature provided hope
In 2021, Conservation News covered how nature has helped communities stay afloat during the pandemic — and why conservation is critical for public health. Here are some of our most-read stories of the year.
December 21, 2021
A scientist’s view: Critics of carbon markets miss the mark
According to a Conservation International expert, carbon markets offer two things we need to stop climate breakdown: speed and reach.
November 9, 2021
3 myths about carbon offsets, busted
Forest carbon offsets can help reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions — but they remain contentious in the world of climate policy. Here are 3 myths about them, debunked.
November 3, 2021
In Colombia, a new way to protect mangroves takes root
A recently-launched blue carbon finance project for the first time takes into account not only the carbon that mangrove trees store in their trunks and leaves, but also the carbon they sequester in their soils, often for millennia.
May 19, 2021
When COVID flattened tourism, carbon credits kept these African hills ‘green’
The pandemic cratered ecotourism in Africa last year, depriving local communities of life-sustaining revenues. However, the people of Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were able to tell a different story — and make a number of investments toward their futures. Here's how.
April 13, 2021
New report on carbon markets: What you need to know
The market for carbon offsets must be scaled up globally to make a sufficient dent in climate change, according to a new report that lays out a path toward a high-quality global carbon market.
February 3, 2021
What is the Tropical Forest Standard? An expert explains
Here are 6 things you need to know about the Tropical Forest Standard.
September 5, 2019
What on Earth is ‘REDD+’?
Human Nature breaks down what “REDD+” is and how it helps to conserve forests.
March 28, 2019
In Kenya’s storied hills, traditional ways confront a modern problem: climate change
Neutralize your carbon footprint through a new REDD+ project in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya.
July 26, 2017
What on Earth is a ‘carbon offset’?
What are carbon offsets? A way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Learn more.
July 27, 2017