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Shell’s Carbon Offset Claims Show Task Ahead for UN Climate Talks

The company faces accusations of greenwashing that could potentially be resolved if nations come to an agreement of how to define and use offsets. 

A banner advertisings the upcoming COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.

A banner advertisings the upcoming COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.

Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

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Thousands of delegates will gather in Glasgow in a few days for United Nations talks aimed at staving off catastrophic climate change. Just 80 miles north of the city, a tree-planting project in the Scottish Highlands underscores one of the toughest issues they’ll have to entangle.