Effectiveness of Carbon Credits from Forest Conservation Exaggerated

By Sven Wunder* BARCELONA, Spain. 7 October 2023 (IDN) — Carbon credits from forest conservation have been seen as a promising tool to help mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Global South. They offer a mechanism for companies and individuals to compensate for or offset their own carbon footprint. Carbon credits […]

‘Humanity Has Opened the Gates of Hell’ For Climate Catastrophe: UN Chief

By Arul Louis* UNITED NATIONS. 20 September 2023 (IDN) — UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued the grim warning, “Humanity has opened the gates of hell”, as he pitched the Climate Solidarity Pact for industrialized that have benefitted the most by using fossil fuels to cut emissions and support emerging economies to reach climate change goals. […]

Global Heatwave Tells North and South that Climate Change Is Here

Analysis by Kalinga Seneviratne SINGAPORE. 5 September 2023 (IDN) — When heatwaves hit Southeast Asia, India and China in July, breaking temperature records across Asia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the “global boiling” era has arrived. And it didn’t take long for wildfires fuelled by high temperatures to spread across North America, Hawaii and Europe. […]

China’s Shandong Province Expands Its Footprint to The Pacific

By Kalinga Seneviratne SUVA, Fiji. 2 September 2023 (IDN) — A high-powered delegation of Chinese ocean and marine scientists and Asia-Pacific scholars from Shandong Province visited Fiji promoting South-South cooperation to mitigate climatic change—Pacific Islands’ biggest security threat. Facilitated by the Chinese Embassy here, Shandong Province and Fiji signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to […]

Peace with the Planet Requires a Fossil Fuel Treaty

By Ramesh Jaura Major Religions React to Hiroshima G7 BERLIN | TOKYO, 24 May 2023 (IDN) — Key international religious organizations have expressed dismay at the failure of leaders of the Group of Seven Countries (G7)— Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—to take steps to phase out fossil fuels […]

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