Carbon offsets are now common practice for large carbon emitting companies. Carbon offsets like carbon capture and environmental regeneration are necessary to alleviate the damage that is being done to the environment by large emitters so they can achieve net-zero while still implementing emission reduction policies.

Avoiding or reducing carbon pollution are the preferred methods of protecting the environment but in industries like commercial aviation or manufacturing do not have the technology to achieve net-zero without carbon offsets.


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Produced By: Dom Giles

Featured In Story: David Roche, Research Principal for the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney.

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 30 August 2022