The highly anticipated UN climate meeting, COP26, is just one week away. National governments, campaign groups, corporates and climate investors will come together to address the biggest challenges of our lifetime at the climate conference, with the race to cut carbon emissions taking centre stage. But how could the conference impact rules around emissions trading schemes, like compliance based offsetting, and what does it mean for net zero strategies?
The latest Ecosystem Marketplace report is packed with good news for the sector and the planet, with the value of the Voluntary Carbon Markets on track to hit $1 billion USD in 2021, for the first time. Quadriz breaks down the latest trends and analysis on the state of the Voluntary Carbon Markets.
Not all carbon offsets are created equal. In fact, some are outdated and no longer meet the standards of top carbon offset certification organisations. Some do not do what they claim to do. They are unfit for the global voluntary carbon market.
Nature-based solutions are essential in the fight to tackle climate change. Ensuring combined efforts and involvement from private and public sector in Nature-Based Solutions could amount to significant development in the fight against climate change.
While deforestation in Latin America has typically been focused on the rapid destruction of the Amazon, the second largest forest in South America, the Gran Chaco, stretched between Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia, ranks as the number one deforestation hotspot on earth. Climate change and its effects is greatly linked to the loss of biodiversity and the rapid destruction of these forests.
The conservation of biodiversity is crucial for both, the survival of ecosystems and of humans. The loss of biodiversity is caused by the over-exploitation of resources thus corporations must take rapid actions against environmental degradation.