Understanding Carbon Offsets
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Understanding Carbon Offsets

The term “carbon offset” is shorthand for GHG emission reductions or removals that compensate for CO2 emissions. In this section, we define carbon offsets, as well as explain the difference between offset credits, projects, and programs; detail how buyers can obtain offset credits; and describe how offset credits can (or should) be used in an organization’s GHG management strategies.

Related pages:

What is a Carbon Offset?

Carbon Offset Projects

Carbon Offset Programs

How to Acquire Carbon Offset Credits

The Role of Offsets in Carbon Management Strategies

RECs, PPAs, Allowances, and EECs

Using Carbon Offsets

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