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Why carbon offsetting doesn't cut it

The French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Lake Isabella, California, U.S. August 26, 2021.

Greenpeace says net-zero pledges that use offsets cannot replace needed reductions and fossil fuel phase-outs. Image: REUTERS/David Swanson

Jennifer Morgan
State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, Federal Foreign Office of Germany
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