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Now we know the flaws of carbon offsets, it's time to get real about climate change

By Declan Kuch, Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
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Last month former carbon market watchdog Andrew MacIntosh blew the whistle on Australia’s carbon offset market. He described the scheme as a “rort” with up to 80% of carbon offsets “markedly low in integrity”.

While these allegations reignited debate over carbon offsets, the issues are not new. Integrity issues have plagued carbon trading schemes and offsets since they first…The Conversation


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