Consumers trying to offset their emissions are at risk of being ripped off in a “wild west” unregulated carbon market, an investigation by The Telegraph has found. With the trading of carbon credits enjoying a boom, concerns have been raised about offsetting projects around the world. Environmentalists have warned that offsetting could be doing more harm than good because it makes people wrongly believe they are not having an environmental impact. It comes as The Telegraph became one of the first media organisations in the world to gain access to an illegal sapphire mine in a Madagascan conservation zone which is used to generate carbon credits but has seen increasing rates of deforestation.
Telegraph 21st Feb 2020 read more »