California should reduce emissions, not pretend to offset them with tropical forests, says broad coalition

To use dubious forest offsets to mitigate growing emissions by the earth’s elite, as CARB is proposing, is putting out fires with gasoline — it’s as far from real climate action as it gets.

Indigenous forest guardians and environmental justice “sky protectors” rally in Sacramento to denounce tropical forest offsets

On Friday, Nov. 16, environmental justice groups, indigenous people’s organizations, scholars and international forest protectors will hold a press conference and rally at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in Sacramento to denounce the agency’s misguided plan to endorse tropical forest offset credits.

CA Air Resources Board stalls tropical forest offsets in Cap-and-Trade

If California wants to take action on forests to address the dangers of climate change, there is no better place to begin than in this state’s globally relevant forests.

Chiapas cancels ‘disastrous’ forest plan linked to Calif. cap-and-trade program

The state government of Chiapas has cancelled a controversial forest protection plan that critics said failed to address the root causes of deforestation and could endanger the lives and livelihoods of indigenous peoples.