This report follows on from work analysing offset usage that Sandbag started in 2009. Its primary purpose is to highlight what is happening on the ground. Linking the installations in the EU ETS with the projects they bought offset from has brought the use of carbon credits to life, as well as dramatically increasing the transparency of the system. The development of our web-based interactive maps (see: www.sandbag.org.uk/maps/offset) will further add to the transparency of how European companies utilise offsets as a means to meet compliance obligations.
Help or Hindrance? Offsetting in the EU ETSETS