The title of the recently released movie, It's Complicated, really befits the current landscape for carbon credits and composting. With a president who believes that climate change is a real issue and several carbon exchanges up and running, you might be thinking about carbon credits for what you do. In the carbon credit world, timing is critical. The whole goal of carbon credits is to bring atmospheric CO2 concentrations down to pre 1990 levels. When you think back to 1990 in the organics field, you think of the repercussions of the garbage barge. Carbon credits are voluntary in the US. There are no federal rules and standards for carbon offset projects. Because it is voluntary, the whole credit program has to fight to assure credibility. For carbon credit projects, it is not so easy to confirm that you are doing a good job or the right thing.
IT IS COMPLICATED Sally Brown BioCycle; Jan 2010; 51, 1; Docstoc pg. 49 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further rep
Pages to are hidden for
"IT IS COMPLICATED"Please download to view full document