Cathrine Dyer's weekly roundup of climate news for subscribers to The Kākā, including detail on a scramble for the sorts of African deforestation carbon offsets NZ may have to buy
Overseas carbon credits problematic? Yes.
CREDIT WHERE NONE IS DUE
A new report reveals how 12 companies profited from pollution using fake carbon credits from Russia.
Then there's this:
We looked for offset projects within our supply chain. The 2 options proposed - a marginal wind farm, or a tree planting project where the carbon credit had been sold for low USD amount at the source, but sold in Europe for 10-15 times the price. We went elsewhere.
Offset project quality has to be reviewed and certified to avoid the washing on the way through
Wonderful session on such an important ser of issues
Could we get more of Catherin on the hoon rather than the couple of minutes we get at present? Maybe reduce the profanity, blasphemy and self- regarding piffle to make room. ?
Is there any climate mitigation target related to getting people onto electric bikes instead of much more resource hungry electric cars?
Why is this not front page news, or is that part of the problem?
Did Bernard just say that degrowth is a “basic truth”! (21:50) 🤯
Yes, the post by Andrew Dessler over at The Climate Brink is truly sobering. 60m of sea level rises would result in total chaos and likely plunge us back into the dark ages.
I am totally hooked on your daily talks Bernard and love the end of the week long discussions with experts in their field. The written facts and graphs are easy to understand. But despairing as I wish this high calibre of reportage could be spread out to more main stream compared to the utter shallowness of the newly elected chaotic coalition back to the nineties self interested government in power we have to watch cringing!
Hi Catherine, I'm sure next week you'll be speaking about the new government's action (or lack thereof) on climate. It would be great to hear your thoughts on this: https://www.greenpeace.org/aotearoa/story/national-led-governments-100-day-plan-strips-back-progress .
One thing it talks about is Fonterra's plan's and how they are basically no good. Would be keen to hear your thoughts that too.
Quick note that it’s the International Energy Agency, not Association.