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Scramble for Africa
An Emirati sheikh and an Italian fugitive are hoovering up land for an ambitious carbon offsetting project that critics say will make the climate crisis worse
‘Get Out of Jail Free’
How plastics offsetting is giving industry a licence to pollute
‘Blueprint for disaster’
An ambitious plan to re-engineer the carbon market could play havoc with net zero goals and raises questions about human rights
Revolt of the South Pole penguins
Carbon offsetting’s ‘unicorn’ wants to be an ultra-ethical social enterprise. Behind the scenes its deals with oil giants and authoritarian rulers are stirring dissent
‘This is plunder’: Illegal quarries threaten one of Africa’s fastest vanishing forests
Sierra Leone is on the climate change frontline. Its defences are on sale to the highest bidder
Eni chased ‘profits at any cost’ to fuel Pakistan energy crisis
Eni cited supply issues to divert gas shipments from Pakistan—and made half a billion dollars selling the fuel elsewhere, leaving the crisis-hit country burning coal instead.
Russian farming bank in sanctions row quietly funded oil deals
Documents reveal state agriculture lender’s key role in exporting Russian oil, contradicting Kremlin claims
The Carbon Con
The world’s biggest companies, from Netflix to Ben & Jerry’s, are pouring billions into an offsetting industry whose climate claims appear increasingly at odds with reality