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All That Glitters Is Not Green

All That Glitters Is Not Green

Full Title: All That Glitters Is Not Green
Author(s): Emily Benson, Catherine Puga
Publisher(s): Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
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Description (excerpt):

Carbon offsets have exploded in popularity as companies and governments make carbon-neutral and net-zero pledges. Offsets are often seen as a win-win situation: emitters can invest in needed environmental projects, and environmental projects can receive the necessary funding, leading to declining greenhouse emissions. However, carbon offsets are often misunderstood and poorly regulated, may not offer advertised carbon benefits, and can disincentivize decarbonization.


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