Carbon trading

the trading by a country with a relatively low level of carbon dioxide emission of part of its emission entitlement to a country that has a higher level of emission
Contemporary Examples

China has been a leading source of dodgy carbon offsets used by the EU carbon trading scheme.
What Are We Going to Do About Carbon? Megan McArdle June 24, 2013


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