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Examining Carbon Offset Standards from an Irish Perspective

O’Brien, Joseph (2022) Examining Carbon Offset Standards from an Irish Perspective. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This paper examines the various standards under which carbon credits are issued under today. The paper examines how businesses may experience pressure to adopt environmental policies and part of that policy can include purchasing carbon credits. These carb on credits can be issued under voluntary standards or non paper updates earlier research done in the area andvoluntary standards. The identifies differences in existing standards. Differences are identified through examining each standard’s approach to se critical factors. veral Each standard is researched qualitatively to examine the approach to each critical factor. The critical factors are identified through previous research and include all factors that are recognized within the industry as critical fac tors that affect the efficiency and ability of credits to achieve their objectives. The effectiveness of credits is crucial as their monetary value is linked to the amount of carbon reduction they represent. The paper provides a background to carbon tradin standard identified. The result g and carbon trading before examining each of this paper examines the differences identified in our analysis and draws attention to important differences. This paper finds that there are some important differences across the standards examined. Any consumer of the credits issued under these standards may find it important to understand the differences found and include that knowledge in their decision process when purchasing offsetting credits.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environment
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 15:37
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 15:37
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5694

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