Oxfam ran a competition for low-carbon lifestyles in 2008 – and all three winners were part of the same DIY carbon rationing movement. Jamie Andrews finds out what’s behind the success of CRAGs, and asks why we all haven’t signed up to join the revolution
We all want our green wings, and the notion of purchasing them via carbon offsetting is powerfully seductive. as Jules Peck reveals, however, buying your way into eco heaven can be fraught with problems
A new U.N. led scheme called "Reduced Emissions from Deforestation" (RED) is due to be announced later this year that aims to make it rewarding for countries to preserve their forests rather than cut them down.
The government will announce voluntary standards today to regulate carbon off-setting programmes - the schemes by which environmentally friendly projects such as planting trees are undertaken to 'off-set' the effects of carbon dioxide emissions.