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Speculators in Carbon Offsets Blacklisted by Some Sellers

  • Respira CEO says sellers are increasingly applying limits
  • Regulatory flux adds to legal risks for investors, IETA says
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Speculators in carbon offsets are finding they’ve been shut out of some corners of the market by a small but growing group of sellers.

“Our priority is to keep forests in the ground and to compensate the people who do that,” Jo Anderson, co-founder and finance director of Carbon Tanzania, an Anglo-Tanzanian social enterprise that generates and sells carbon offsets, said in an interview. “We realized we didn’t want to allow potentially bad actors to be able to exploit what we’re doing.”