carbon offset

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.


Origin:
1990–95

carbon offset, noun
carbon offsetter [awf-set-er, of-] , noun
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carbon offset
 
n
a.  a compensatory measure made by an individual or company for carbon emissions, usually through sponsoring activities or projects which increase carbon dioxide absorption, such as tree planting
 b.  (as modifier): a carbon-offset scheme

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