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The Climate Pod

Oct 11, 2023

Every year, billions of dollars are spent worldwide on carbon offsets, and the size of the market is expected to grow substantially over the next decade. But do carbon offset projects actually do what they're intended to do in the first place, which is lower carbon dioxide emissions and help communities around the world avoid worsening climate disasters from a warming planet?  Researchers at Corporate Accountability and journalists from The Guardian teamed up to answer this question and to dive deep into the claims of 50 of the largest carbon offset projects in the world. Rachel Rose Jackson, Director of Climate Research and Policy at Corporate Accountability, joins the show today to talk about what they found and what else Corporate Accountability is doing to protect our planet and people around the world from extractive and exploitative companies.

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