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Fynnwin Prager, Carbon Retirement

It's great that Clean Air Cool Planet and Forum For The Future are showing how offsets can be a key aspect of a credible carbon reduction strategy.

As well as shrinking their own carbon footprint, customers should ensure the purchased offsets are reducing emissions by the advertised amount.

Looking at the market, it appears that the more robust the offset product, the fewer co-benefits there are. For example, planted trees or new efficient stoves have development co-benefits, yet the emissions reductions are notoriously difficult to measure.

LG

FP:

Your point are well taken. Buyer beware--buyer be informed. I've addressed some of the issues of our evolving carbon offset approaches in my posts on The ABCs of Carbon Offsets (http://www.theunlikelyactivist.com/2007/01/the_abcs_of_car.html) and Carbon Offsets: Point/Counterpoint (http://www.theunlikelyactivist.com/2007/02/carbon_offsets_.html).

So what is Carbon Retirement about? Tell us more...

LG

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