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Carbon Offset credits. By: Krista Trescher. Definition and purpose of carbon offset credits. Offsetting is a tool that allows people or companies to invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions. E qual to a reduction of one ton of carbon emitted - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Carbon Offset credits

By: Krista TrescherCarbon Offset credits

Offsetting is a tool that allows people or companies to invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions. Equal to a reduction of one ton of carbon emittedPeople or companies may buy carbon credits to become carbon zero Generated through projects:Carbon sequestration projects (i.e. tree planting)Energy Efficient projects (i.e. changing to energy efficient globes, appliances etc.)Renewable energy projects (i.e. solar power, wind energy etc.)

Definition and purpose of carbon offset credits

YES THEY AREMake people and businesses more aware of their own contributions to global warming turn to carbon offsets as a way to go neutralReduction of one ton of carbon put into atmospherePeople become more aware of their carbon footprint

Are Carbon Offset Credits Reaching their purpose?

NO THEYRE NOTDifficult to judge the quality of offset providers and projects Environmentalists doubt validity and effectiveness Some people believe businesses and companies are solely buying credits to improve the look of their companySequestration projects sometimes failoffset companies occasionally deceive their customersAre Carbon Offset Credits Reaching their purpose?

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