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Why carbon offsets are worse than you think?
Year of production: 2022
Carbon offsetting is one of the biggest so-called green actions that most companies promise these days in their general communication, along with the option for us as consumers to pay a little bit extra to offset the emissions caused by our purchase or flight, for example.
This scheme, however, often hides the most prevalent form of greenwashing today. This investigative video looks into a carbon offset proposal offered by a flight company, describes the main problems with offsetting, and brings out the key critical questions that we should be asking about offsets. How should it be used? When planning your mobility projects, it’s good to be aware of the various narratives and “traps” when striving to plan environmentally-friendly travels.
Deutsche Welle’s YouTube channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change really means.