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

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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
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Forest fires impact the integrity of carbon offsetting credits sold by forestry projects. Image: REUTERS/Florion Goga

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Offsetting could provide the finance required to restore natural habitats. Image: Unsplash/Alex Larusso


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