carbon offsetting


noun

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.

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Origin of carbon offsetting

First recorded in 1990–95

OTHER WORDS FROM carbon offsetting

carbon offset, nouncar·bon off·set·ter [awf-set-er, of-] /ˈɔfˌsɛt ər, ˈɒf-/, noun
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