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  • Published: Jan 30th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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How Green Are Forest-Based Carbon Offsets?

| Sourced From Fox News |

A movie star appears on a talk show, lectures viewers about saving the environment, then boards a trans-Atlantic flight for a premiere in Milan, releasing untold amounts of greenhouse gases in a vapor trail of hypocrisy and excess.

It’s OK, says the star’s publicist because the celebrity offset the trip by giving money to a forestry project. The trees that get planted will absorb the carbon released by the airplane, making the jaunt carbon-neutral.

But is that really the case? Or are forestry-based voluntary carbon offsets just a big scam?

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One Response to “How Green Are Forest-Based Carbon Offsets?”

  1. Patrick LONGERSTAEY
    on Jan 31st, 2009
    @ 3:35 am

    You say “Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism, which establishes standards for what constitutes credits, excludes forestry projects” (end of quote).

    What about UNFCCC methodologies AR-AM0001, 2, 6 and more which all cover forestry projects?

    Best regards,

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