carbon mitigation needs a jump start

International Energy Agency (IEA) have just announced (see the BBC news story) that world carbon dioxide emissions have risen above 30 billion tonnes for the first time, despite the recession and some good intentions. Of all carbon emissions deforestation is the most variable from year to year, showing that it is the  sector that is most susceptible to  economic pressures. We can use these to our advantage though as it shows that small changes  could quickly leverage rapid significant mitigation.  I am more convinced than ever that as a fast acting mitigation solution, saving the rainforest is unparalleled.

Piers Forster, University of Leeds

Tea Cosy Auctions and Llama Treks…

We have been delighted with the achievements of our first three year project with the Rainforest Foundation UK to help protect 237,000 hectares of Peru’s Amazon rainforest. This project is all about working with the people who call the rainforest home, so we are supporting the 10,000 strong Ashaninka community in Peru, ensuring that they have the legal framework, skills and resources to continue to live in the rainforest and protect it from outside interests. With the Ashaninka’s representative body, the Central Ashaninka of the River Ene (CARE), putting our project into place on the ground, the community is being given support to manage their forest land and establish sustainable livelihoods within the rainforest. Continue reading Tea Cosy Auctions and Llama Treks…

United Bank of Carbon is a not-for-profit collaboration between businesses and environmental scientists, which protects and restores forests and other greenery, through environmentally and socially-responsible partnerships with local communities. We undertake research, support forest and woodland projects in the UK and the tropics that deliver CSR/PR benefits, provide carbon reduction consultancy, and arrange offsetting for unavoidable carbon emissions