Offsetting may be controversial, but we need it to reduce emissions. Here’s how it can be done with integrity.
A growing number of countries and companies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. But there’s a catch – they still plan to keep emitting greenhouse gases.
The world is acting on climate change – just not effectively.
Policymakers want to pay farmers for storing carbon in soil, but there are no uniform rules yet for measuring, reporting or verifying the results. Four scholars offer some ground rules.
Emissions linger in the atmosphere for far longer than human or corporate lifespans.
I spoke to dozens of people in the industry, to find out what they do – and don’t – believe.
Companies are using these credits to offset their emissions, though many projects won’t meaningfully reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
Because pledges alone won't achieve net zero.
New research finds forest regeneration on sheep pasture is an economically viable way to fight climate change.
Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it’s no solution to the climate crisis.
We analysed what the world’s top 58 airlines – such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas – are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough.
Carbon offsetting and new airplanes won’t keep up with emissions from an ever-expanding aviation industry.
F1 has promised a move to ‘credible offsets and breakthrough C02 sequestration programs’. But there’s a persistent lack of clear detail in the how, what and where.
Nations are struggling to agree on how international carbon trading should work under the Paris accord. A weak result would undermine global efforts to fight climate change.
California’s new plan to fight global climate change is innovative. But it raises tricky ethical questions with no easy answers.
‘Biodiversity offsetting’ is a globally-significant conservation practice, but new research reveals offsets have mixed results.
At best, planting trees won’t be enough on its own to slow climate change. At worst, it’s a dangerous distraction.
Australia’s international reputation depends on rejecting the use of Kyoto carry-over. More importantly, so does our climate.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
Hundreds of US cities have pledged to meet the carbon reduction targets in the Paris climate accord. Now it’s time for them to start showing results.