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International aviation wrongly uses conservation credits as carbon offsets

International aviation wrongly uses conservation credits as carbon offsets

CORSIA is the emissions offset system for international aviation, established by ICAO. Since March 29, 2022, the systems allows for HFLD (High Forest Low Deforestation) credits to be accounted against actual flight emissions. A group of internationally renown experts recently revealed this as an accounting trick in a joint Carbon Pulse article. The Global Conservation Standard is… Read more

The first seeds from mangroves planted in a GCS project

The first seeds from mangroves planted in a GCS project

The first black mangrove seedlings planted in the “Playön” in 2016 are now trees that grow seeds themselves. This is a major success for Jorge Vásquez, mangrove specialist from FUNDECODES, the project implementing NGO in the Jicarál area of the Costa-Rican Nicoya Peninsula. “When we came here, the area was barren land, severely degraded”, he… Read more

Were Conservation Payments Wasted in the Brazilian Amazon? Lessons from failure

Were Conservation Payments Wasted in the Brazilian Amazon? Lessons from failure

A recent World Bank study analyzes the effects of a large-scale system of conservation payments, the Bolsa Floresta, introduced in 2007 by the Brazilian Government. Through a statistical evaluation of participant and non-participant protected areas, it concludes that the difference between both groups was statistically insignificant. Which lessons can we draw from this experience, and… Read more

2018 Annual Report submitted from Nicoya Project, Costa Rica

2018 Annual Report submitted from Nicoya Project, Costa Rica

The Nicoya GCS project so far consists of two main activities, continued support to the Karen Mogensen private forest reserve, and a mangrove restoration in the community of Jicaral in the Gulf of Nicoya, the delta of the Tempisque River. Our coordinating project partner is FUNDECODES. In 2018, the Karen Mogensen Reserve, managed by the NGO ASEPALECO,… Read more