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: Related forms
carbon offset, noun
carbon offsetter /ˈɔfˌsɛtər, ˈɒf-/ [awf-set-er, of-] Show IPA , noun