Carbon offsets are ballooning in voluntary and compliance markets, threatening to undermine global climate goals by propping up fossil fuels and unsustainable farming practices, while harming vulnerable communities. Despite these impacts and significant problems with the scientific integrity of offsets, global leaders are convening in November at COP27 in Egypt to further solidify an international carbon offset program. Unfortunately, the United States is a major driver of offset policies, creating new "Climate Smart" agriculture programs and facilitating longstanding carbon trading networks that are laying the foundation for this international offset scheme.
Watch the recording of the webinar above or on YouTube from October 27 to learn about the growth of carbon offsets, the harms they cause communities in the U.S. and around the world, and real solutions to address the climate crisis while building a more just and equitable world.
Download a PDF of the slide presentation here.
- Thomas Joseph, Indigenous Environmental Network
- Antonio Tovar, National Family Farm Coalition
- Allan Zabel and Laurie Williams, Public Employees for Environmental Sustainability
- Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, College of the Atlantic
- Ben Lilliston, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Clean Energy Alliance, CO Dem Party - Energy and Environmental Initiative, Empower Our Future, Food & Water Watch, Greenpeace USA, Indigenous Environmental Network, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, National Family Farm Coalition, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.