Definition of carbon offsetting in English:

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carbon offsetting

Pronunciation: /ˌkärbən ˈôfsetiNG/

noun

The counteracting of carbon dioxide emissions with an equivalent reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: car·bon off·set·ting

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