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Question 1
a.
CO2 offsets are certificates demonstrating that one metric ton (2,205 lbs.) of CO2
emissions, the main cause of climate change, has been removed (Downie, Brash, & Vaughan,
2019). Project developers can then use these offsets to fund their projects. Carbon offset projects
come in a wide variety of forms.
b.
Additionality refers to the net reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or
improvement in carbon sequestration that occurred due to a given activity or project over and
above what would occur without it (in comparison to a baseline).
c.
Buying carbon offsets under these conditions would be beneficial. To qualify for a
quality offset credit, the additional, permanent reductions or removals of CO2 emissions must be
at least one metric ton. The credits from a quality offset should also not significantly harm the
environment or society.
I would not buy one because there is not enough evidence that there are substantial
changes in the results of efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
d.
A carbon-neutral policy reduces carbon emissions through offsets without increasing
carbon emissions. Carbon neutrality means cutting carbon emissions as low as possible and
reducing emissions as much as possible - offsets are the last resort.
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1 Climate change Name Institute of Affiliation Course Date 2 Question 1 a. CO2 offsets are certificates demonstrating that one metric ton (2,205 lbs.) of CO2 emissions, the main cause of climate change, has been removed (Downie, Brash, & Vaughan, 2019). Project developers can then use these offsets to fund their projects. Carbon offset projects come in a wide variety of forms. b. Additionality refers to the net reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or improvement in carbon sequestration that occurred due to a given activity or project over and above what would occur without it (in comparison to a baseline). c. Buying carbon offsets under these conditions would be beneficial. To qualify for a quality offset credit, the additional, permanent reductions or removals of CO2 emissions must be at least one metric ton. The credits from a quality offset should also not significantly harm the environment or society. I would not buy one because there is not enough evidence that there are substantial changes in the results of efforts to reduce carbon emissions. d. A carbon-neutral policy reduces carbon emissions through offsets without increasing carbon emissions. Carbon neutrality me ...
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