California forestry offsets vastly overstate emission reductions, report finds

Published 23:14 on May 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:55 on May 8, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s forestry offset protocol inflates the amount of emission reductions that have occurred due to inaccurate assumptions built into the methodology, an academic report published Tuesday has shown in findings disputed as flawed by the state’s carbon market regulator and project developers.

California’s forestry offset protocol inflates the amount of emission reductions that have occurred due to inaccurate assumptions built into the methodology, an academic report published Tuesday has shown in findings disputed as flawed by the state’s carbon market regulator and project developers.

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