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SDC response: Establishing a voluntary Code of Best Practice for the provision of carbon offsetting to UK customers

Classification:Energy, Climate Change
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:20070416 SubmissionDefraOffsetCode.pdf - 56 KB
Summary:imageThe SDC has serious concerns over the Government's proposal for a voluntary Code of Best Practice for offset providers. We believe that, as it stands, the proposed Code could seriously undermine the voluntary offset market rather than encouraging greater self-regulation and certification from within the sector, which we would support. The Government should focus on introducing procurement standards for the purchase of carbon offsets by Government departments and other public sector organisations, whilst laying out a set of conditions to which a voluntary certification scheme should comply.

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