Richer countries like Brazil fall short when combating climate change Source: Scientific American Climatewire Tropical forest giants Brazil and Indonesia made less ambitious climate commitments than the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and other smaller, poorer countries, an analysis released yesterday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found. That discovery is consistent with […]
Source: Marketplace (incl Audio) Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American settlement on the West Coast, is the first city to raise money on the burgeoning carbon markets. Instead of harvesting trees for timber, Astoria will make money by maintaining its forest. Astoria owns more than 37,000 acres surrounding its watershed, which is more than 10 miles […]
Source: Huffington Post We are only a few weeks away from the COP21 climate summit in Paris. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 11 per cent of global carbon emissions come from deforestation. That is about the same amount as the emissions from all the world’s cars. Efforts to stop deforestation are […]
Source: ICROA Research According to research, offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based. The research, carried out by Imperial College London in partnership with the International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance (ICROA), demonstrates how purchasing carbon credits creates economic development opportunities, […]
Biologist Willie Smits has spent the last thirty years searching for ways to restore fragile ecosystems. From his home in Indonesia – a leading producer of greenhouse gases – Smits has discovered a method of sustainable energy production: using the forest to generate biofuels with a carbon-positive impact.
Some great words from Richard Branson. Creating Climate Wealth convened respected entrepreneurs in Washington DC jointly with a selected group of Intrapreneurs from the government, non-profit, and corporate communities to provide their insights and expertise on the policies, market frameworks, and programs to clear the barriers to delivering emission reductions and promote job creation. The […]
David Suzuki talks about the power of trees and how business typically did not put any value on them, calling them ‘externalities’.
This guy “nails it”… How rainforest destruction affects us ALL. It is a global problem that we ALL have to deal with in some way. He also shows the maths behind HOW we can do it because he has done it already. But we need to do MUCH MORE. I am convinced we CAN make […]