What is carbon offsetting & why is it important for climate change?

As the urgent need for climate action grows, carbon offsetting has a role to play alongside ambitious emissions reductions. Offsetting can be complex but our newly updated factsheet is here to help explain what it is, how it works and the benefits it can deliver.

Find out:

  • Why carbon offsetting is a vital tool in the climate change ‘toolbox’
  • What is the voluntary carbon market (VCM)?
  • How the VCM provides a mechanism for financing projects with social, economic and environmental benefits
  • The role of carbon offsetting in the net-zero journey
What is carbon offsetting? EcoAct factsheet

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