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.
Carbon offsets are a perfectly legitimate way to fight climate change (if they work).
Queensland's new land-clearing laws are a huge missed opportunity.
For the first time research has quantified the global carbon footprint of tourists. It's big – and getting bigger.
Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
Global indigenous and human rights movements that oppose the oil, coal and gas industries are charting a path for a fair and just transition to a low carbon energy future.
A carbon tax on airline tickets might sound like a tricky sell, but many airlines already collect a similar levy to raise funds for developing world health initiatives.