Polluters not out of the woods yet as new $1bn fund raises bar

A forest conservation programme backed by Britain and the US ensures companies don’t get the ‘easy way out’

05 May 2021 - 19:42 By Megan Rowling

Few people, nowadays, would disagree the world’s forests need better protection.

But many conservation projects that offer carbon credits have an image problem, with critics saying they allow buyers to offset their planet-warming emissions without actually cutting them and have limited climate benefits...

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