Posts Tagged with "carbon-offsets"

Grassroots Organizing Cools the Planet; A Letter from the Grassroots to 1 Sky

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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[A Letter from the Grassroots; written by grassroots organizations across the United States (including Grassroots Global Justice, Movement Generation, Indigenous Environmental Network, etc - full list at the end. The letter is a response to 1 Sky's public statement this August.] Sign the Petition To the Board and Staff of 1 Sky, We are grassroots [...]

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Slices of the pie: Indonesia’s potential USD 15 billion in REDD funds

Friday, September 18, 2009

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Daniel Murdiyarso, a researcher with CIFOR – one of the world’s top forestry and conservation research organizations – estimates that Indonesia stands to gain around USD 15 billion a year from the trading of forest carbon credits, known as Reduced Emissions through avoided Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). This, of course, is dependent on REDD being [...]

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Forest Hit Job

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Check out this fascinating post about organized crime, carbon offsets and smuggling illegally cut forest from Earth Island Journal’s EnvironmentaList. Call it a case of fact following fiction. Moviegoers may remember that the plot of the latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, pivoted on a scheme by a global crime cartel to use a [...]

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CA oil refinery agrees to $10 million offset deal

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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In what is being hailed a landmark deal for California – California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay $10 million to offset emissions from its proposed expansion of an oil refinery near San Francisco. The money is supposed to offset 500,000 tons of C02 that the expansion would release every year, [...]

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Skateboarding for a Cooler World

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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Check out this great clip clearing the air on the murky world of carbon offsets. RAN campaigner Bill Barclay makes a guest appearance towards the end!

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