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“Carbon Offsetting is ‘Fundamentally Flawed'”


Andy Rowell on the Oil Change blog

As the pressure for an international deal grows in Copenhagen, one of the corner-stones of any solution will be carbon offsetting, where rich, polluting countries supposedly offset their rising emissions by investing in “clean” projects in developing countries.

Off-setting will be high on the agenda at the next round of climate talks in Bonn this week, where reforms are being discussed to expand the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) scheme, which is the main offsetting vehicle.

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