June 2023

Understanding Carbon Removal vs. Carbon Avoidance Projects

According to the World Resource Institute, “To keep temperature rise within 1.5°C as outlined in the Paris Agreement and prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to reach net-zero carbon emissions by around midcentury, removing and storing as much carbon dioxide from the air as we put into the atmosphere.” (Institute, 2023) …

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Supporting Rainforest Protection in the Amazon Basin of Brazil

According to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) “Protecting the world’s forest is crucial for the climate. Forests absorb vast amounts of carbon dioxide and can be a source of greenhouse gas emissions when destroyed or damaged.” (UNFCCC, n.d.) Forests are also a crucial part of resilience to the unavoidable impacts of …

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Blame Canada? Maybe, but Wildfires Need Global Solutions

There is a new version of the old South Park classic Blame Canada circulating on line as wildfire smoke has choked cities along the Eastern Seaboard and into the Midwest. While the song is tongue-in-cheek, the fires are in Canada and the responsibility lies with provincial, municipal and federal authorities to deal with them. But Canada is …

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