Carbon offsets represent the discharge reductions from greenhouse gas emission reduction projects that have prevented or removed the equivalent of one metric tonne of carbon dioxide. Today, a range of technologies exist that have the capability to produce clean energy, improve energy efficiency or reduce the impact that industry has on the environment. However, if it can be proven that real emission reductions are achieved through the implementation of these technologies, then emission reduction credits can be claimed, and the sale of these credits can add an additional revenue stream and thus push the project through to completion. Carbon offsets can only be effective in neutralizing emissions if they are proven to be additional. Most carbon strategists would agree that the main emphasis within a credible carbon management strategy must be on avoidance, reduction and replacement options, which must be exhausted before offsetting is used to neutralize any unavoidable emissions.
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