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A new study finds that companies’ emissions reductions may not be what they seem. (Shutterstock)

Most companies buying renewable energy certificates aren’t actually reducing emissions

Companies are buying renewable energy certificates to meet their emissions targets, but new research suggests that the bulk of these purchases do not lead to actual emission reductions.
A stray polar bear is seen outside Oktyabrsky mine on the outskirts of the Russian industrial city of Norilsk in 2019. Irina Yarinskaya/AFP

Other casualties of Putin’s war in Ukraine: Russia’s climate goals and science

The war in Ukraine threatens to turn back the clock on Russia’s climate progress, with some calling on the country to leave the Paris Agreement and roll back environmental regulations.
The main driver of climate change is the greenhouse effect – when certain gases in the Earth’s atmosphere trap the sun’s heat and cause global warming. Richard Drury/Getty Images

Climate change report: what we must do to avert the looming crisis

Emission of greenhouse gases is on the rise, an indication that the worst lies ahead.
Carbon markets can protect forests but increasing the economic value of these lands can also create incentives for land-grabbing. (Boudewijn Huysmans/Unsplash)

Carbon markets could protect nature and the planet, but only if the rights of those who live there are recognized too

Many see carbon markets as key to channelling billions of dollars into reducing carbon emissions and protecting forests, but they also put the well-being of communities at risk.
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Mass starvation, extinctions, disasters: the new IPCC report’s grim predictions, and why adaptation efforts are falling behind

The IPCC is the global authority on climate change. Their new report paints a worrying picture of climate impacts already affecting billions of people, economies and the environment.
Tuz Lake, once the second-largest lake in Turkey, has almost entirely receded in 2021, following a climate-induced drought and decades of agricultural polices that depleted groundwater. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

The Paris Agreement is working as intended, but we’ve still got a long way to go

On the tail of yet another year of climate disasters, 2022 ushers in the final version of the Paris Agreement, making it a functioning global climate treaty. But it alone can’t save us.

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