carbon offsets

Definition

already in reegle but update with this definition: offsets are emission credits (in the form of emission trading or funding of emission-reduction projects) that a company purchases to offset the impact of the studied product’s emissions. Companies typically purchase offsets for one of two reasons: to meet a reduction goal that they cannot reach with reductions alone, or to claim a product as carbon neutral. Companies are encouraged to set reduction targets and meet these with absolute reductions. (WRI, 2013)

already in reegle but update with this definition: offsets are emission credits (in the form of emission trading or funding of emission-reduction projects) that a company purchases to offset the impact of the studied product?s emissions. Companies typically purchase offsets for one of two reasons: to meet a reduction goal that they cannot reach with reductions alone, or to claim a product as carbon neutral. Companies are encouraged to set reduction targets and meet these with absolute reductions. (WRI, 2013)