Cochrane reviews, which involve teams of researchers analyzing all published academic research on a topic to provide evidence-based recommendations on treatments, are considered the “gold standard” in medical research. However, they are not perfect and have received criticism, particularly in cases where randomized clinical trials may not be appropriate or ethical, such as in the case of evaluating the efficacy of wearing masks during COVID. Cochrane reviews can also take a long time to complete and may not be updated regularly. Nonetheless, they are still generally considered the best evidence available to answer a range of medical questions. Despite criticisms, Cochrane is transparent and responsive to feedback, continuously incorporating criticism in their work.
It is important that carbon credit schemes also benefit local communities.
The World Meteorological Organisation has stated that 193 countries have given unanimous backing to a scheme to monitor global greenhouse...