is a compulsory carbon exchange that many businesses and countries
belong to. The
other, much smaller market is a voluntary carbon exchange
market where people, organizations and businesses buy carbon
credits to offset unsustainable practices.
exchanges may sound good in theory, but in practice the buying
and selling of carbon credits has many critics. Obviously,
a carbon exchange market requires a great deal of oversight,
regulation, and certification; all of which, some critics
believe, are still lacking.
point out that carbon exchanges are simply a way for rich
people to indulge without having to actually change their
polluting behavior, while some critics question the effectiveness
of some of the carbon reduction techniques that carbon credit
sellers use to generate credits.
Criticisms aside though, a carbon exchange market is an excellent
way to bring the seemingly disparate fields of business and
environmental sustainability together, to work toward a common
goal of reducing greenhouse
gas emissions. It is a practice that will continue to
evolve and refine itself as it becomes more popular and more
widely implemented in the future.
footprint calculators are what is used to calculate carbon
pollution. They take in to account a wide variety of variables
that contribute to global
warming and carbon
in the atmosphere in some way such as travel, factory emissions,
or power usage. From a survey of these activities, the carbon
footprint calculator is able to determine how much carbon
is being released into the atmosphere.
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