What are carbon credits and how can they help fight climate change?

Carbon credits can help protect the environment. Image: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Teresa Hartmann
Lead, Climate and Nature, World Economic Forum Geneva
Douglas Broom
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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Carbon credits - A diagram of the carbon offset cycle, from project development to retirement.
The cycle, from project development to retirement. Image: Ecosystem Marketplace

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A graphic showing key milestones in the growth of voluntary carbon credits
Growth of voluntary carbon markets from 1990-2020. Image:

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Protected forest along the banks of the Katingan Mentaya River, Indonesia. Image: Katingan Project
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