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Do Voluntary Carbon Offsets Work?
The Economists' Voice (2007)
  • Joshua S Gans
Abstract

Voluntary purchases of offsets for carbon emissions have been criticized as potentially increasing emissions. However, Joshua S. Gans argues that even if offsets do increase the consumption of carbon intensive goods, net emissions will always fall because these goods will become less carbon intensive.

Keywords
  • carbon offsets,
  • global warming,
  • environment
Publication Date
October 9, 2007
Citation Information
Joshua S Gans. "Do Voluntary Carbon Offsets Work?" The Economists' Voice Vol. 4 Iss. 4 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joshuagans/11/