Explains the role of carbon offsets in providing flexibility and containing costs in a cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Recommends rigorous quantification, verification, and enforcement criteria to ensure the caps' integrity.
Title: Outside the Cap: Opportunities and Limitations of Greenhouse Gas Offsets
Publication date 2008-12-31
Publication Year 2008
, Kathryn Zyla
World Resources Institute (WRI)
North America / United States
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