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Carbon offsetting: What does it mean, its significance, how can you offset your carbon footprint

Carbon offsetting: What does it mean, its significance, how can you offset your carbon footprint
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By CNBCTV18.com Dec 5, 2021 3:01:25 PM IST (Updated)

Carbon offsetting refers to the act of compensating for carbon emissions.

While large industries are the major carbon emitters, individual activities are also responsible for 5 percent of all greenhouse emissions that are contributing to climate change. Therefore, it's important to compensate for the emissions.

The concept of carbon offsetting refers to the act of compensating for carbon emissions.
Let's break this down with an example. Suppose you have a diesel car and you drive to work every day. So, according to an estimate, your car is emitting 4.6 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Now, any counter-activity to offset this carbon emission will be called carbon offsetting.
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