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When COVID flattened tourism, carbon credits kept these African hills ‘green’

By Kiley Price

April 13, 2021
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.
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Beautiful farm on the edge of the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, Peru
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Airline industry clears forest-carbon credits for takeoff

By Bruno Vander Velde

November 20, 2020
In a historic announcement, the global civil aviation industry has paved the way for airlines to help neutralize their climate footprint by protecting nature.
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Forest carbon credits ‘worse than nothing’? There’s more to this story

By Joanna Durbin, Ph.D.

May 24, 2019
Forest carbon credits ‘worse than nothing’? There’s more to this story
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What on Earth is ‘REDD+’?

By Sophie Bertazzo

March 28, 2019
Human Nature breaks down what “REDD+” is and how it helps to conserve forests.
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New climate funding pays to protect forests

By Bruno Vander Velde

October 4, 2017
On Monday, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) announced that it had dedicated US$ 500 million to help conserve forests and mangroves.
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