Carbon Offsets

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Carbon trading: privatising the world's forests
Austin, Susan
Article
2009
The World Bank sponsored carbon offset program has faced widespread criticism for, in effect, privatising forests and allowing rich nations to evade responsibility for cutting emissions themselves.
Conned, Carbon offsets stripped bare: New Internationalist July 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
Discussion of the myths about carbon offsets, and details of more positive climate change steps to take. Carbon offsetting is exposed as a scam, one that's been sold to the guilt-ridden general public...
Double Jeopardy: Carbon Offsets and Human Rights Abuses
Checker, Melissa
Article
2009
Whether you're a climate change denier or doomsayer, an avid recycler or rabid consumer of plastic bottles, there is one very good but little-known reason to oppose carbon offsets: their immediate and...
Earning a Profit from Global Warming
Dolack, Peter
Article
2015
As evidence mounts that a warming world is hurtling toward the point of no return, the plan of the world's governments is to make adjustments to the ability of corporations to profit from polluting. S...
The great 'success' of a carbon trading failure
Butler, Simon
Article
2009
The right to pollute has never been more affordable. Energy companies and market speculators can buy a tonne of carbon for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. The low cost gives an incentive for co...
Uganda: Carbon Trading Scheme Pushing People off Their Land
Michael, Wambi
Article
2009
Carbon trading schemes are causing the displacement of indigenous persons as western companies rush to invest in tree-planting projects in developing countries.

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New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

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New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.