Observations on the Potential Role of Carbon Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

Stephenson, John
March 2009
GAO Reports;3/5/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article presents a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the potential role of carbon offsets on climate change legislation. It notes that the Congress is planning to adopt a market-based cap-and-trade program that will limit greenhouse gas emissions. An overview of the impact of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the concerns needed to be considered on the development of regulatory programs to limit emissions is also presented.


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