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Offsetting CO2 Emissions Partially Ineffective: Friends of the Earth


Environmentalists from Friends of the Earth (FOE) claim that offsetting carbon emissions is not very a useful strategy if one considers the bigger picture of tackling climate change.

Friends of the Earth Says Carbon Offsetting Ineffective

Although the charity did accept the role of offsetting in the shift towards a low-carbon economy, it was still skeptical about its overall effectiveness in emissions reductions. An FOE representative further added that offsetting may even encourage people to carry on with their emission-generating activities, as they may deem it sufficient to offset emissions rather than cut them.

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