Pictures from the Carbon "Offset" Market

1 May 2007
Trading in carbon "offsets" constitutes one part of carbon trading schemes. These photos illustrate how the "offset" trading selects against immediate investment in long-term structural change away from fossil fuel dependence and it does not recognize or support communities engaging in effective action on climate change.

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About the authors

Larry Lohmann

Larry Lohmann from the Corner House is a co-founder of the Durban Group for Climate Justice, together with members of TNI's Carbon Trade Watch.

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