Share this entry
carbon debt Syllabification: car·bon debt

Definition of carbon debt in English:


The imbalance between the carbon footprint of a particular country, group, person, etc., and any carbon offsetting that has been agreed or undertaken to counteract this.
Example sentences
  • The carbon debts the rich countries owe the poor for polluting the world's atmosphere far exceed poor country financial debts.
  • Tell them your personal habits and you can repay your carbon debts online, or even pay off someone else's carbon debts as a gift instead.
  • The worst source - palm oil displacing tropical rainforest growing in peat - invokes a carbon debt of some 840 years.
Definition of carbon debt in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources