Climate Change

Here's how to fix carbon offsetting to make it effective

Some scientists and environmentalists are sceptical of companies offsetting their emissions instead of actually reducing them. Image: Unsplash/Jonathan Kemper

Piers Forster

Professor of Physical Climate Change; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds

Share:
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Climate Change is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Climate Change

Smoke rises from the burned forest due to a wildfire.
Forest fires impact the integrity of carbon offsetting credits sold by forestry projects. Image: REUTERS/Florion Goga

A woodland with the sun shinning through the trees.
Offsetting could provide the finance required to restore natural habitats. Image: Unsplash/Alex Larusso

Discover

How is the World Economic Forum driving the energy transition?

Have you read?
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
Climate ChangeBiodiversityFuture of the Environment
Share:
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

This is the link between climate change and conflict - and what can be done about it

Ewan Thomson

February 1, 2023

About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum