carbon offsetting


a program in which a company, country, etc., reduces or offsets its carbon emissions through the funding of activities and projects that improve the environment: Carbon offsetting does not always have a quantifiable impact on the planet.

Origin of carbon offsetting

First recorded in 1990–95
Related formscarbon offset, nouncar·bon off·set·ter [awf-set-er, of-] /ˈɔfˌsɛt ər, ˈɒf-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019