A big early problem with REDD+ was that there was no way to accurately measure forests cut, or carbon offsets. Now greatly enhanced satellite imaging makes detailed tracking a reality.
In the last hours of the Paris climate conference, island nations threatened by sea level rise and climate activists are pushing to lower the cap on global temps from 2 degrees C to 1.5 degrees C.
Norway is playing a major role at the ongoing Paris climate summit, serving as broker for a huge pot of oil money distributed to developing countries to preserve tropical forests.
REDD+, a policy that allows industrial nations to keep burning fossil fuels while paying developing countries to preserve forests, may be part of the solution. Not all agree.
Church leaders from around the globe have made a 10-point appeal urging real and immediate action on climate change by world leaders meeting in Paris this December.
“Why blame business?” Elena Conterno asks of the Pope’s encyclical, when “the public sector is really lagging,” failing to regulate the environment and the climate, and provide for the poor.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's environmental minister, hosted COP20 in Lima and will play a leading role at Paris COP21 in December.
Mining executive Roque Benavides makes no apologies for Peru’s extraction industry, noting that it employs tens of thousands and gives much back to the communities in which it works.
A Catholic nation wrestles with the economic implications of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment.
Pope Francis' encyclical on global warming gives Peru's farmers ammunition to take on corporate mining interests.