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7 recommended articles and videos in the "Carbon Offsets" category.
1.  Featured: The Carbon Con – How offsetting claims are vastly inflated  

2023-01-19

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The Carbon Con. Major investigation into Verra, the organisation at the heart of the global carbon offsetting industry, finding that vast numbers of its credits are worthless.

Basic conflict of interest: Verra both sets the rules for credits & gets paid through sales. The result? Action against deforestation turned into a PR exercise for polluters.

Via: @takvera@c.im

2.  Featured: Carbon Offset Forests are Now Burning Up  

2021-08-30

The Daily Poster
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California’s emissions reduction program let companies offset emissions by investing in forests. Now those forests are on fire. So sad.

3.  Meet the Italian fugitive advising Emirati start-up Blue Carbon  

2023-11-23

Climate Home News
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Samuele Landi has been convicted for bankruptcy fraud in Italy. That was no problem for the UAE firm doing forest carbon credit deals across Africa. The post Meet the Italian fugitive advising Emirati start-up Blue Carbon appeared first on Climate Home News.

4.  Corporations push “insetting” as new offsetting but report claims it is even worse  

2023-02-20

Climate Home News
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More companies claim that supply-chain carbon removal is the way forward. But a new report raises concern over the credibility and transparency of insetting. The post Corporations push “insetting” as new offsetting but report claims it is even worse appeared first on Climate Home News.

5.  The Carbon Con – How offsetting claims are vastly inflated  

2023-01-19

View In: Carbon Offsets

The Carbon Con. Major investigation into Verra, the organisation at the heart of the global carbon offsetting industry, finding that vast numbers of its credits are worthless.

Basic conflict of interest: Verra both sets the rules for credits & gets paid through sales. The result? Action against deforestation turned into a PR exercise for polluters.

Via: @takvera@c.im

6.  Critics Say US Carbon Offset Proposal 'Poor Substitute' for Real Climate Action  

2022-11-09

Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“It's tantamount to rearranging the deck chairs as the climate ship is going down,” said one expert.

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