Carbon credits represent an important path to sequestering greenhouse gases. Carbon sequestration that can not be avoided can be offset by buying an equivalent amount of credits. Though, here it already starts to become controversial. What are non-avoidable emissions? Furthermore, what is the quality of the carbon credits offered in the offsetting market? Are they really additional?
An interesting article published by Bloomberg These Trees Are Not What They Seem: How the Nature Conservancy, the world’s biggest environmental group, became a dealer of meaningless carbon offsets discusses these questions.
The following documentation provides more insights.