18 Jan 2023 The science behind the Guardian piece is fatally flawed

On January 18, The Guardian published an article based on three scientific papers (West et al. 2020, West et al. 2023 and Guizar Coutiño et al. 2022). These papers use a synthetic control approach in an attempt to create “proxy” areas for individual REDD+ projects as an alternative to the reference areas (VCS, 2020) required for developing a baseline […]

Climate News 25 May 2022 There’s No Time to Argue About How to Save Forests

As COP26 underlined again, we must stop deforestation to slow climate change. To meet the target of limiting temperature rise to 1.5° C, emissions from deforestation […]

Climate News 15 Apr 2022 REDD+ Projects are generating transformative benefits across the globe

Here we offer a snapshot of some of the critical contributions that voluntary REDD+ projects are making for climate and forests, wildlife, and communities, taken […]

Climate News 30 Dec 2021 A Climate Change Solution – in the Congo

As we approached the village of Lobeke on the shores of Lake Mai Ndombe we saw a crowd gathering. By the time we landed, there were hundreds of people. […]