Carbon Offsets and Reforestation


» Tightening the Net: Net zero climate targets – implications for land and food equity
By Oxfam
August 2, 2021


» Countries Want to Plant Trees to Offset Their Carbon Emissions, but There Isn’t Enough Land on Earth to Grow Them
Researchers behind the Land Gap Report say we can’t plant our way out of global warming—and it’s disingenuous to pretend that we can.
By Katie Surma, Inside Climate News
November 1, 2022

» There is not enough land to meet many of the world’s climate pledges, says new study
By Sandra Cuffe, Mongabay
November 1, 2022

» Murky World of Carbon Offsets Faces Greater Scrutiny
Draft standards drawn up by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market aim to tighten up a notoriously opaque sector.
By Matthew Green, DeSmog Blog
July 28, 2022

» Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it
Wealthy companies are using the facade of ‘nature-based solutions’ to enact a great carbon land grab
By George Monbiot, The Guardian | Opinion
January 26, 2022

» US Forest Fires Threaten Carbon Offsets as Company-Linked Trees Burn
At least two forestry projects used by businesses including BP and Microsoft to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions are burning in Oregon and Washington.
By Camilla Hodgson, Financial Times, in Inside Climate News
August 4, 2021

» False solutions: To achieve net zero, carbon offsetting would use up all global farmland
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International | Blog Post
August 3, 2021

» Reforestation hopes threaten global food security, Oxfam warns
Over-reliance on tree-planting to offset carbon emissions could push food prices up 80% by 2050
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
August 3, 2021