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Discrediting carbon credits

Big Oil going carbon neutral? Here is how carbon offsets impact local and indigenous communities.

Authors: Nathaniel Rugh and Marcel Llavero-Pasquina 

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Fossil fuel companies are increasingly using carbon offsets to claim they are going carbon neutral. Oil and gas giants like BP, ShellTotal Energies and Eni have all used carbon credits to deliver so-called “carbon neutral” fossil fuels. 

Additionally, EniShellTotalEnergiesChevronExxonMobil long term net zero strategies include substantial amounts of carbon offsetting. 


Now, four recent case studies registered in the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice (EJAtlas) reveal that indigenous peoples rights are being systematically violated through land dispossession, violence, militarization of their ancestral territories, loss of access to vital natural resources, and disenfranchisement. 

Read the full article at The Ecologist

About the Authors

Nathaniel Rugh and Marcel Llavero-Pasquina are researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) and part of our Global Environmental Justice Atlas team.

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