Luke Elson –
Is offsetting emissions from a flight a decent act to save the planet, or simply purchasing 'complacency, political apathy and self-satisfaction'? University of Reading's Luke Elson discusses the moral implications of carbon offsets.
Frances Seymour –
Forests absorb carbon, regulate the water cycle and provide income to locals—but continues to be underappreciated for its role in battling climate change. WRI's Frances Seymour explains why forests should be the darling of climate action.
China and India will account for 34 per cent of the world’s population and 32 per cent of its primary energy demand by 2030. The two countries' decisions on sustainable development will have ramifications for the future of the planet, writes WRI's Priyanka Mohanty.
Protecting the world's forests would contribute significantly to the fight against climate change. But to do that, we must find the right balance between food production and reforestation, says WRI experts.