The great carbon con – the true cost of offsetting

It is meant to be supporting ’sustainable development’ but the UN’s flagship carbon trading scheme is failing, according to an investigation by Ecostorm / Ecologist Film Unit. On the eve of the Durban climate change talks in December, investigators travelled to Madhya Pradesh in central India to document the impact of a new coal power plant, and associated coal mines, approved by the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism. Our investigation uncovered allegations the project is displacing poor communities and leading to the destruction of forest.

Find out more by reading the full investigation