RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 659563583 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=333062 T1 Handbook of carbon offset programs trading systems, funds, protocols and standards A1 Kollmuss, Anja., PB Earthscan PP London; Washington YR 2010 SN 9781849774932 1849774935 9781844079292 1844079295 AB Greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets have long been promoted as an important element of a comprehensive climate policy approach. Offset programs can reduce the overall cost of achieving a given emission goal by enabling emission reductions to occur where costs are lower. Offsets have the potential to deliver sustainability co-benefits, through technology development and transfer. They can also develop human and institutional capacity for reducing emissions in sectors and locations not included in a cap and trade or a mandatory government policy. However, offsets can pose a risk to the environmental in.