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Forest carbon offsets under CORSIA can offer a win-win for airlines, society and the planet | Ecosphere+,Althelia,Jessica Verhagen,REDD+
Forest carbon offsets under CORSIA can offer a win-win for airlines, society and the planet
Tue 14 Mar 2017 - The global carbon offsetting scheme reached by ICAO in October 2016 is a highly commendable achievement that provides a starting point to drive change in the aviation industry over the coming decades. The deal is not without its detractors from within the environmental community but it does provide an unprecedented opportunity to save threatened forests and significantly narrow the existing emissions gap for achieving a safer climate, writes Jessica Verhagen of Ecosphere+. The CORSIA scheme's rules for offsets are under development, including the types of offsets that will be accepted. Forest carbon offsets can offer the most effective climate solution the world has today to materially reduce emissions, she argues, and is easily understood by consumers. Read more ...