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What Is A Carbon Offset?

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“EC. Climate Change Key Terms. Carbon offset = A unit of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent that is reduced, avoided, or sequestered to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere.”


Note from author: As explained in detail in The Guardian´s A complete guide to carbon offsetting, carbon offset schemes allow private persons and businesses to invest in environmental projects worldwide as an effort to balance out carbon footprints. The projects usually take place in developing countries as efforts to reduce future emissions through clean energy technologies or buying and ripping up carbon credits from an ETS (emissions trading scheme). Some schemes are designed to soak up carbon dioxide directly from the air through the planting of trees.

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