Definition of carbon offsetting in English:

carbon offsetting

Line breaks: car¦bon off|set¦ting
Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːbənˈɒfsɛtɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • The counteracting of carbon dioxide emissions with an equivalent reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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    • I foresee a sweaty dystopia in which you will have to engage in carbon offsetting every time you make a trip to Waitrose.
    • However, neither carbon offsetting nor individual lifestyle changes will halt climate change.
    • Carbon offsetting allows people to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing credits from pollution-reduction projects.

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