What makes a good carbon offset? Exploring offset project value through the Carbon Offset Evaluation Template
"...Carbon offsets are developed to evidence the achievement of project-based emissions reductions, for use in voluntary markets serving corporate and retail consumers, and for compliance markets needed to achieve emissions reductions for use by emitters covered under government-mandated systems. Projects meet different offset protocols or standards, which are validated and verified by an accredited third-party. Carbon offset projects fall into a variety of categories, including transportation, energy efficiency, fuel switch, afforestation and reforestation, biomass energy, improved forest management, recycling, landfill gas capture, and waste diversion..."