Australia relies on controversial offsets to meet climate change targets. We might not get away with it in Egypt – Pearls and Irritations

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It’s small wonder a major fossil fuel producer like Australia has relied so heavily on carbon offsets. Plant new forests – or say you will avoid clearing old ones – and you can keep approving new gas and coal developments. This year, whistleblower Professor Andrew McIntosh claimed up to 80% of these offsets weren’t real. They didn’t actually offset emissions.

Source: Australia relies on controversial offsets to meet climate change targets. We might not get away with it in Egypt – Pearls and Irritations

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