Thursday, January 29, 2009

National carbon offset standard discussion paper

Source: Dept. of Climate Change
"The Government has committed to develop a national carbon offset standard to give consumers confidence in the integrity of carbon offset products they purchase. The standard will provide guidance on what constitutes a genuine, additional voluntary offset credit, set requirements for the verification and retirement of such credits, and provide principles for calculating the emissions of an organisation, product or service which could be offset."