A dangerous distraction – the offsetting con

A power plant in the distance, with a large lake at the forefront. The power plant is emitting lots of smoke into the sky, with the reflection of it in the lake.

Mike Childs and Paul de Zylva22 Oct 20211.55 MB PDF file

Carbon offsetting and nature offsetting are both worsening the climate and nature emergencies. They can’t be made to work, at least not at scale, and trying to do so is dangerous distraction from the real job at hand, cutting carbon emissions and restoring nature. Read Friends of the Earth's 2021 report on offsetting.

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