The authors say that offsets created under a UN scheme "significantly undermined" efforts to tackle climate change. The credits may have increased emissions by 600 million tonnes. In some projects, chemicals known to warm the climate were created and then destroyed to claim cash.
Romm: Trump Would Honor Paris Climate Deal And EPA’s Clean Power Plan: If Trump won’t rip up the Iranian deal, he certainly isn’t going to rip up any deal to come out of Paris. First, as the independent analytical team at Climate Action Tracker (CAT) put it, “The U.S. climate plans are at the least ambitious end of what would be a fair contribution.” But the U.S. commitment was enough to get the “wonderful deal” with China that, despite Trump’s blinkered sarcasm, was a true game-changer. That deal broke the long-standing logjam in international negotiations between developed and developing nations — resulting in a flood of commitments from other countries.
Istanbul: A group of Islamic experts urged the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming, in a new example of religious efforts to galvanise action before a UN climate summit in Paris in December.