Kendra Chamberlain

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Kendra Chamberlain is an investigative reporter and freelance journalist. She covers environmental policy and climate change, renewable energy and smart infrastructure. She is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Find her at or on Twitter @KendraRC976.

Big Oil's ‘Natural Climate Solutions’ Feasibility Overblown, Critics Say

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Deforestation in Central Kalimatan

A recently published report has called into question the efficacy of land-based solutions being pushed by NGOs and major oil companies alike to mitigate climate change.

Natural climate solutions (NCS) — including programs referred to as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) — represent a body of land-based approaches for capturing carbon from the atmosphere and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. NCS proposals range from enhanced forest management to conservation agriculture and ecosystem restoration.