Finance - 08/April/2022

Clarity is the key to confidence in voluntary carbon markets

Voluntary carbon offset schemes could significantly help attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions if their effectiveness can be proven

Companies that cannot avoid emitting carbon are keen to fund ways of cutting their emissions by other means, although honest accounting is needed




GET OUT CLAUSE The effectiveness of carbon offsets is hard to quantify

CLEAR THINKING Greater clarity will be needed in the scaling up and securitisation of offset schemes

KEY QUOTE The problem is when carbon offsets are seen as a miracle solution that spares companies from having to reduce their carbon emissions ...

 

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