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The ethics of carbon offsetting

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Carbon offsetting can be loosely characterized as a mechanism by which an organization or individual contributes to a scheme that is projected either to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or to deliver carbon dioxide emission reductions on the part of other organizations or individuals. An activity that has been offset therefore purports to make no long-term net contribution to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. The ethical basis for using carbon offsetting as an approach to ta...

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10.1002/wcc.207

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University of Reading
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SOGE
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Environmental Change Institute
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Publisher:
Wiley
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Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
91-98
Publication date:
2013-01-28
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English
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2013-05-20

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