Carbon Offsetting Information Platform : Is carbon offsetting helping to achieve the European goal of “zero net carbon emissions” by 2100?

Date : 10th December, 11.00am-13.00pm
Location : French Pavilion
Organizers : GERES (French Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity) – French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

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 15 years after the first carbon projects were conducted, regulated and voluntary carbon offsetting needs to be evaluated. Despite being often criticized and subject to controversy for being misunderstood or misused, carbon offsetting mechanisms appear to be essential today in the climate solution toolbox. Whereas its international aspect has allowed us to avoid over one billion tons of CO2 so far, its future could lie in domestic projects, meaning those conducted in the Annex 1 countries.


  • Mr Renaud BETTIN, Info Compensation Carbone Project Manager – GERES
  • Mr Maxime DURANDE, Head of the Carbon Markets Office – Ministry of Ecology / DGEC
  • Mr Hervé LEFEBVRE, Head of Climate Department – ADEME
  • Ms Claudine FOUCHEROT, Research analyst on project mechanisms, agriculture and forests – I4CE
10 Dec 2015

Carbon Offsetting Information Platform : Is carbon offsetting helping to achieve the European goal of “zero net carbon emissions” by 2100?

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