It is time to seal the marriage between carbon finance and forest protection

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CO2 from forest fires have the same climate cost as that from burning fossil fuels, yet funding for forest protection lags far behind, writes Matthew Spencer of IDH - the Sustainable Trade Initiative

All carbon pollution is equal: this is a founding assumption of the UN Climate Convention, because the atmospheric effect of a tonne of carbon dioxide emitted from a smoking tropical tree in Mato Grosso...

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