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Carbon Offsetting

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Carbon Offsetting and Trading


Although carbon trading was resisted by environmental groups the various schemes are now (2012) considered a necessary step to encourage a transition within industry towards emission free operation.

It took 3 years for the complex range of schemes and players to develop and for the credits traded to reach 144 billion $US (2009).


I invite you to help me understand the market and record its progress on these pages.



In 2006 the argument against carbon trading was presented as follows



Or the July 2006 edition of New Internationalist:

Carbon Offsets - The Facts




  2. California, Quebec and Ontario Carbon Market  10/04/15
  3. China-s Carbon Markets  at pilot stage China-s Carbon Markets 26/11/13
  4. One Third of China's GDP in New Carbon Market  28/11/13 
  5. Cost of Carbon now $43 per ton  US Gov Study 24/07/13 
  6. No Rescue for Carbon Markets  by EU 17/04/13 
  7. EU Carbon Market Plunges  26/01/13 
  8. EU Addresses weak Carbon Market  08/10/12
  9. A Trader's Viewof the Market for Voluntary Credits 06/08/12 
  10. Carbon Market Explained 01/11/09 
  11. Indonesia Joins World Bank Forest Scheme 05/03/09
  12. Poland Proposes ETS cap and floor prices 04/11/08
  13. EU says beware Carbon Offsets 08/12/08
  14. Carbon Trading for Forests 13/04/08 
  15. UK leader in Carbon Offset Trading 29/06/08
  16. Carbon Credit Market Problems 20/04/08
  17. Sale of Surplus Credits 20/09/08 
  18. Carbon Trading Editorial Sciencemag  2006
  19. UK Carbon Offset Standards 07/01/07


Comments (1)

Charlie said

at 12:04 pm on Mar 20, 2021

I haven't read any of the above information on this subject. However, carbon trading and offsetting sounds good if not thought about to deeply. It sounds too much like recycling. It too sounded good; but it was really permission for manufacturers to use more of the earths resources and increase the packaging of the products the produce.

Have heard it said; “to have anything changed is to make it a saleable quantity.” Maybe that is right, but then there is something definitely wrong in producing something that harms the planet and make it a thing that could/should escalate so it generates more money. Maybe that's why carbon trading is being resisted by environmental groups?

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