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Carbon offsets

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collects twenty-nine articles in which various viewpoints on the topics of carbon offsets are presented, covering how carbon trading works, effectiveness of the strategy on the reduction of global warming, the benefits of tree-based offsets, and regulation issues.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737744545 0737744545 9780737744552 0737744553
OCLC Number: 298467889
Description: 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: How do carbon offsets work? Chapter overview / Mike Rosen-Molina ; Carbon trading is a U.S.-proposed market solution for global climate change / Larry Lohmann ; The European Union is a pioneer in carbon trading / Eileen Claussen ; The United States is poised to create its own mandatory carbon trading program / Bob Keefe ; Carbon offsets are now the cornerstone of international efforts to slow global warming / Renfrey Clarke ; Carbon may become the largest commodity market in the world / James Kanter ; Individuals can purchase carbon offsets in a voluntary market / Rebecca Gallagher --
Are carbon offsets effective in reducing global warming? Carbon offsets are one of many solutions needed for global warming / David Suzuki ; Carbon trading markets are working / Neal Dikeman ; Carbon offsets help to mitigate the environmental harm from air travel / Joelle Novey ; Carbon offsets are better than doing nothing about carbon emissions / The Carbon Consultancy ; A majority of the United Nations' carbon offset projects do nothing to cut global warming / John Vidal ; The only beneficiaries of carbon offsets are polluting corporations / Kevin Smith ; Many carbon offset projects have a negative impact on the environment and global warming / Wouter Buytaert ; Individual carbon offsets simply allow the rich to ease their guilt without changing their lifestyles / Robert Frank --
Are tree-based carbon offsets beneficial? Chapter overview / Toni Johnson ; Carbon credits can encourage developing nations to protect trees / Rachel Oliver ; Carbon credits could save the rainforests / Rhett A. Butler ; Carbon offsets for preventing deforestation could raise the value of living forests / Science Daily ; A United Nations' carbon offset deforestation project can help prevent deforestation / Jan Fehse ; Carbon trading cannot solve Amazon rainforest deforestation / Emily Boyd ; Carbon trading may put mature tropical forests at risk / Science Daily ; Carbon trading projects for reducing emissions from deforestation could hurt indigenous peoples / Angeli Mehta and Jutta Kill --
How should the voluntary carbon offset market be regulated? The problem with individual carbon offsets now is that they are not properly regulated / Moises Velasquez-Manoff ; The U.S. government should provide guidelines and oversight of the domestic carbon offset market / Derik Broekhoff ; States are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to study and regulate voluntary U.S. carbon trading / Elliot Burg and David A. Zonana ; The U.S. Congress should pass a carbon offset certification process / Center for American Progress ; The Gold Standard can provide quality assurance for the voluntary carbon offset market / WWF ; Voluntary carbon trading should be globally regulated / Simon Linnett.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.
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Collects twenty-nine articles in which various viewpoints on the topics of carbon offsets are presented, covering how carbon trading works, effectiveness of the strategy on the reduction of global warming, the benefits of tree-based offsets, and regulation issues.

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