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Title Handbook of carbon offset programs : trading systems, funds, protocols and standards / Anja Kollmuss [and others].

Imprint London ; Washington : Earthscan, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : illustrations
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Series Environmental Market Insights
Environmental market insights.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index.
Contents Introduction to carbon offsetting -- A comparison of offset programs -- International offset mechanisms -- Offset features of cap-and-trade systems -- Offset features of other GHG reduction programs -- Greenhouse gas accounting protocols -- Voluntary offset standards -- Carbon offset funds -- Glossary.
Summary Greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets have long been promoted as an important element of a comprehensive climate policy approach. Offset programs can reduce the overall cost of achieving a given emission goal by enabling emission reductions to occur where costs are lower. Offsets have the potential to deliver sustainability co-benefits, through technology development and transfer. They can also develop human and institutional capacity for reducing emissions in sectors and locations not included in a cap and trade or a mandatory government policy. However, offsets can pose a risk to the environmental in.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Carbon offsetting.
Emissions trading.
Indexed Term Handbooks
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kollmuss, Anja.
Other Form: Print version: Handbook of carbon offset programs. London ; Washington : Earthscan, 2010 9781844079292 (DLC) 2009033839 (OCoLC)430736645
ISBN 9781849774932 (electronic bk.)
1849774935 (electronic bk.)
9781844079292 (hbk.)
1844079295 (hbk.)
Standard No. 9786612617393