Carbon offsets: Who should you trust when it comes to buying carbon offsets?
In Australia, where there is no mandatory requirement for individuals to reduce emissions, offsets can only be bought voluntarily. Consumers can either buy directly through specialised carbon offset retailers, or choose to offset certain activities, including air travel, through third parties such as the airlines themselves.
CHOICE spoke with several industry experts who told us that, while offsetting has a sketchy past, the majority of providers in Australia are now legitimate as a result of stringent standards.
Want to learn more about Carbon Offsets? Read our Carbon Offset Guide.