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April 17, 2024

IETA challenged over carbon credit use for short-term corporate emissions targets

The IETA guidance has angered non-profits, including the WWF, which says carbon offsetting ‘needs to be limited in its application to address a small percentage of residual emissions’ (Photo: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg)
The IETA guidance has angered non-profits, including the WWF, which says carbon offsetting ‘needs to be limited in its application to address a small percentage of residual emissions’ (Photo: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg)

Campaigners suggest carbon credit guidance from International Emissions Trading Association ‘disincentivises emissions reductions’

Following hot on the heels of the debacle around carbon credit guidance from the Science Based Targets initiative, guidelines from the International Emissions Trading Association have come under similar fire from environmental groups for taking the pressure off companies to reduce emissions.

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