REDD+ nesting pathway highlighted in IETA Insights, Greenhouse Gas Market Report

The latest edition of the IETA (The International Emissions Trading Association) insights 2018 has been released ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018. It reports on the activity of carbon pricing globally, with a focus on the Americas, analyses ICAO’s CORSIA offsetting mechanism, and touches on Asia Pacific news, highlighting proposals from…

De-Wilding versus Re-Wilding

By Andrew W. Mitchell Founder, Global Canopy Advisory Board Chair, Ecosphere+ On a research survey in Nepal, I once stared into the eyes of a wild tiger, whilst dangling from the trunk of an elephant. The great beast had gone into sharp reverse, catapulting me from my observation post on its neck, as the tiger…

Dear George Monbiot, You Got This One Wrong. Natural Capital Is Essential In Conserving Critical Ecosystems

A recent editorial by George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, condemns the UK government’s new environmental plan.  I can’t speak to the merits and shortfalls of the UK plan, but in the piece Monbiot asserts that “defining Earth’s resources as ‘natural capital’ is morally wrong, intellectually vacuous, and most of all counter-productive.” We at Ecosphere+…