In January 2023, a joint investigation by the Guardian, Die Zeit and Source Material found that the forest carbon offsets approved by the world’s leading certifier and used by major corporations for climate claims are largely worthless.
Patrick Greenfield, one of the reporters on the investigation, will detail the story of their investigation and discuss its wider implications for conservation and corporate net-zero claims.
Patrick Greenfield is a reporter for the Guardian and the Observer. He writes about biodiversity loss and the climate crisis.
The Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery is interested in promoting a wide variety of views and opinions on nature recovery from researchers and practitioners. The views, opinions and positions expressed within this lecture are those of the author alone, they do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery, or its researchers.