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Glasgow Climate Negotiators Brace for Fight Over Carbon Offsets (2)

Oct. 21, 2021, 1:05 PM

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Growing up on the southern edge of the Brazilian rainforest, José Pinheiro Borges learned to watch out for loggers eyeing the trees around his village. Now he’s paid to keep his little patch of forest in tact. That scenario, if repeated across the Amazon, can help cool the planet by preserving one of the largest natural engines for sucking up carbon dioxide molecules.

Borges’s family is among about three dozen in the Rio Preto-Jacunda ...