People exposed to a 3D simulation of a devastating super-typhoon that submerged Hong Kong were unlikely to see climate change as a risk or make planet-conscious lifestyle changes. This was particularly true for climate sceptics and people who already lead eco-conscious lives.
Amid controversy over the quality of market-based forest carbon programmes, experts say moving towards jurisdictional-scale projects could plug some gaps. But better science, and a new corporate relationship to offsetting are also needed.
The issuance of carbon credits just to forestall logging in highly intact forests is being scrutinised, as large volumes of such HFLD credits are expected to hit the market. Experts fret that they over-represent actual emissions saved.
Critics who dismiss voluntary carbon markets as greenwashing are overlooking people who are in desperate need of climate finance. Yes, carbon markets have problems that need fixing. But they are an essential solution for communities on the frontline of climate change.
Sandeep Roy Choudhury
As governments seek an agreement on a global plan to halt the rapid loss of the world’s biodiversity, the rights of Indigenous peoples, smallholder farmers and other agroecological communities are being sidelined.
Sofia Monsalve and
The biggest carbon dioxide sinks in Australia are at risk of collapse, based on the latest trends.
Caitlin Moore, David Campbell, Helen Cleugh, Jamie Cleverly, Jason Beringer, Lindsay Hutley and Mark Grant
Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
GoTo sustainability head Tanah Sullivan tells the Eco-Business Podcast that regulating net-zero claims would decarbonise Southeast Asia faster. Indonesia's biggest internet firm aims to cut emissions to zero by 2030 — a target critics say is unrealistic.
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
Solar, wind, carbon capture, nature-based solutions—what are the technologies needed to combat climate change? Eco-Business asked clean energy entrepreneur Hendrik Tiesinga where the smart money is going.