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Australia relies on controversial offsets to meet climate change targets. We might not get away with it in Egypt

By Bill Hare, Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University
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It’s small wonder a major fossil fuel producer like Australia has relied so heavily on carbon offsets. Plant new forests - or say you will avoid clearing old ones - and you can keep approving new gas and coal developments. This year, whistleblower Professor Andrew McIntosh claimed up to 80% of these offsets weren’t real. They didn’t actually offset emissions.

In Australia, renewables are the only real source of emission reduction. The rest of the economy is…The Conversation


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