The Shady World of Carbon Laundering

by Larry Lohmann

first published 15 May 2000

Markets in carbon credits from forestry are afflicted by a structural inability to register the scientific differences between small and large scale, between risk and uncertainty, and between biotic and fossil carbon. Environmental organizations that are being recruited into participating in such markets need to be aware of the resulting measurement impossibilities, as well as the fact that communities affected by carbon forestry projects will include victims of the fossil fuel exploitation that the projects license.

This article was first published in Taiga News