Offsets are a contentious topic in relation to global efforts to tackle the climate crisis. WorldGBC acknowledges that there are clear problems with poor quality, unverified offset credits, however, there is progress being made in ensuring the credibility and integrity of the offsets market on a global scale.
Although WorldGBC advocates that emission reduction efforts should be prioritised at all opportunities, in the immediate term, offsets are a necessary part of the transition towards total sector decarbonisation. They can be used to accelerate the decarbonisation agenda and help achieve tangible environmental and social co-benefits such as improved air quality, access to renewable energy and quality of life.
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