What Makes a High-Quality Carbon Offset?

Avoiding Social and Environmental Harms

For a project to produce high-quality offset credits, it should not significantly contribute to social and environmental harms. For example, a project should demonstrate it complies with all legal requirements in the jurisdiction where it is located. Depending on the type of project and the jurisdiction where it is located, however, additional reviews and safeguards may be necessary to guard against negative outcomes unrelated to GHG emissions.

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