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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019 Truthout.com
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been hailed as a "climate leader." Here's why that's not true.

The post Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice appeared first on Truthout.

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7 things to do in D.C. from April 27-May 1 26.4.2018 Washington Post
7 things to do in D.C. from April 27-May 1
After hearing from Utahns, Zinke confident he can resolve conflict over Bears Ears National Monument 10.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Indian Creek, San Juan County • After three days in Utah, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is more confident than ever that he can forge a resolution to the state’s divisive fight over Bears Ears National Monument. His visit documented a clear consensus on how Utahns value these archaeologically rich lands around Cedar Mesa, he told reporters Tuesday. “The priorities are remarkably similar. Everybody is talking about protection of the cultural resources. Everybody is talking about making sure we h...
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India pitches for cultivation of medicinal plants to mitigate climate change 10.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
India pitches for cultivation of medicinal plants to mitigate climate change
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Is Zero Deforestation Possible for the Brazilian Amazon? 10.1.2016 Truthout.com
This Voices piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa as part of its special feature "The extinction of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Is it possible?" From 2005 to 2014, the rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest went from 19,014 square kilometers  (7,342 square miles) to 5,012 square kilometers (1,935 square miles): a reduction of about 70 percent. Impressive, to be sure, but the rate still remains high. Additionally, when the effects from deforestation are combined with changes in climate, the near-term trend is still severe degradation of the Amazon. It is urgent that the deforestation still happening in the region stop completely to interrupt this process of biological impoverishment. Zero deforestation is vital to maintain the environmental services the Amazon provides: water provision, climate regulation, carbon storage, pollination, biodiversity, natural pest control, scenic beauty, tourism and more. For example, the Amazon forest has an important ...
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What does the Paris Agreement mean for the world's other 8 million species? 6.1.2016 Guardian: Environment
In December, the world’s nations agreed on the the most significant and aggressive plan yet to combat climate change. But what, if anything, will the landmark Paris Agreement do for thousands of species – named and unnamed, known and unknown – already under threat due to global warming? The word ‘biodiversity’ is employed once in the Paris Agreement’s 32 pages. ‘Forests’ appears a few times, but ‘oceans,’ like biodiversity, scores just a single appearance. There is no mention of extinction. Wildlife, coral reefs, birds, frogs, orchids, polar bears and pikas never show up anywhere in the document. This is hardly surprising: the landmark agreement in Paris – the boldest yet to tackle climate change (which is saying something, but not nearly enough) – was contrived by one species for the benefit of one species. It was never meant to directly address the undeniable impacts of global warming on the world’s eight million or so other species – most of them still unnamed. But many experts say this doesn’t mean ...
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Big animals' extinction can hasten climate change 19.12.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C, Dec 19 : With the big animals gone forever, climate change could get worse, according to a new study.
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Climate talks: rich countries should pay to keep tropical forest trees standing | Nancy Birdsall and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski 2.12.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Tropical forests provide a bargain climate service, cheaply reducing emissions. The Paris summit should agree payments for anti-deforestation programmes We need to come up with innovative solutions to look after our planet, and the Paris climate change conference is the place to do it. By innovative we don’t only mean new energy technology and new green financing mechanisms. We need to reimagine tropical forests as a public utility like electricity, producing a service people and governments, including in the rich world, want to buy. Forests are beautiful ecosystems of living organisms. But like your municipal water services and your local power company, forests provide a stream of services – storing carbon and cooling the planet – that most people get for free. Just as we pay for electricity services, and thus ensure their continuing provision, so we – especially in the rich world – should pay for the climate service that tropical forests provide. It’s easy to do in principle: satellite technology ...
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You down with ADP? A glossary for UN climate talks 29.11.2015 AP Top News
PARIS (AP) -- It sounds like English. Yet to the untrained ear the language used in the U.N. climate talks is about as comprehensible as Klingon....
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Wondering what’s COP21, ADP? Here’s a glossary for U.N. climate talks 29.11.2015 Hindu: International
It sounds like English. Yet to the untrained ear the language used in the U.N. climate talks is about as comprehensible as Klingon. Sometimes you wonder whether the negotiators are tryin...
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Climate crisis should be top of world leaders’ agenda | Letters 26.11.2015 Guardian: Environment
Your article ( Paris attacks cast shadow over climate talks , 23 November) helpfully draws attention to the different responses we have to crises. The shockingly violent events in Paris and their aftermath received almost blanket media coverage for about a week, during which we appear to have become collectively ready to sacrifice billions of pounds and who knows how many lives to a quick response (bombing Isis in Syria) which, by most rational judgments, will do more harm than good for our interests in the long term. Notwithstanding the emotional and psychological imperative to “do something”, would it not be wiser to do nothing until we know what it would be useful to do? Meanwhile, a more dangerous and sinister enemy than terrorism looms on the horizon in the form of climate change. Despite knowing about this menace for over 20 years and having developed the resources and know-how to defeat it, we have simply allowed the situation to worsen. We know the identity of the “evil masterminds” (the leaders ...
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The incredible plan to make money grow on trees | Sam Knight 24.11.2015 Guardian: Environment
One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Does it have any hope of succeeding? By Sam Knight One day about five years ago, Frank Nolwo, a compact, quietly spoken boat skipper from the upper reaches of the Sepik river, in northern Papua New Guinea, woke up and headed into town. Nolwo, who is 42, has nine children. He was adding an extension to his house, and needed to buy some building materials. You do not just pop to the shops if you live in the upper Sepik. Nolwo left Kagiru, his village, in the early morning. Like other isolated clutches of palm-roofed houses on the river, Kagiru has no electricity, no mobile phone signal, and no road connecting it to anywhere else. Even by Papua New Guinean standards, the region is regarded as hot, poor and difficult to live in. When it rains, the place floods. When there is a drought, the creeks and streams dry up, stranding people and their canoes. It takes days to ...
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National climate targets signal momentum for climate agreement in Paris: UN report 7.11.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, Nov 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Implementation of the national climate plans prepared by countries ahead of the Paris climate meeting will limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, but a new climate agreement can encourage further action that will be necessary to limit global temperature rise to 2 degree Celsius by 2100, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
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Can Nations Reach a Strong Agreement at COP 21? 15.10.2015 Truthout.com
Editor's note: 2015 is a pivotal year with respect to climate change as growing concern about impacts converges with a critical stage in the decades-long process of shaping an international agreement to alter our trajectory. In preparation for the 21st gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris beginning Nov. 30, Ensia is publishing a series of context pieces from longtime observer and reporter Fiona Harvey. This fourth installment provides a look at preparations for the conference and what key questions need to be resolved for the conference to succeed. For more explainers, check out the other features in the series: Everything you always wanted to know about the UN climate talks but were afraid to ask , We're headed to Paris, but where did we come from? and As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what's changed since Copenhagen . Scientists agree: we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions drastically in the ...
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In the fight to stop climate change, forests are a vital weapon | Frances Seymour 6.10.2015 Guardian: Environment

In addition to mitigating the emissions that cause climate change, conserving tropical forests contributes to development in myriad ways

Forests are undervalued assets in meeting the twin global challenges of our time: achieving prosperity and safeguarding climate stability. It’s time we gave them the attention – and finance – that they deserve.

Last week, dozens of countries announced a late-breaking wave of commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the climate change summit in Paris this November. While such pledges are welcome, they are not yet sufficient to avert catastrophic global warming. Tropical forests provide an opportunity to close the gap.

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Will BRICS Carbon Traders Bailout Bankers' Climate Strategy? 19.4.2015 Truthout.com
The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy must be debated. Pirapora, Brazil. (Photo: guilherme/Flickr ) Truthout can only survive through reader support. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy—the 1997 Kyoto Protocol—must be debated. Assuming a degree of state subsidization and increasingly stringent caps on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Kyoto posited that market-centric strategies such as emissions trading schemes and offsets can allocate costs and benefits appropriately so as to shift the burden of mitigation and carbon sequestration ...
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To save the rainforest, let the locals take control 28.2.2015 New Scientist: Being Human
Global intervention in tropical forests to combat climate change could sideline their most effective guardians, warns Fred ...
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