carbon credits

Cap-and-Trade Systems

A Cap-and-Trade System is a market-based approach to controlling pollution by providing economic incentives for businesses to reduce emissions. The government sets an emissions cap, and issues a quantity of emission allowances consistent with that cap. Emitters must hold allowances for every ton of greenhouse gas they emit. Companies can buy and sell allowances in a carbon market, and this establishes an emissions price.

Voluntary Carbon Offsets

Voluntary Carbon Offsets

Carbon offsets are a way to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They allow individuals, businesses, and organizations to offset their carbon footprint by supporting projects that reduce emissions elsewhere. Carbon offsets can be purchased through carbon markets or voluntary offset programs. There are many reasons to purchase carbon offsets. Some people want …

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals that were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015. The broad goals are interrelated though each has their own specific targets to be met by 2030. The goals are a call to action for all countries to work together to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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