Wysham, Daphne
June 2011
Earth Island Journal;Summer2011, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p49
The article looks at carbon offsets which can incentivize more bad behavior. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) stresses that the use of carbon offsets in cap-and-trade system can undermine the system's integrity. It emphasizes that offsets allow pollution to continue and even increase, so long as the polluter buys some other carbon offset elsewhere.


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