Voluntary Carbon Markets Boom But Skepticism Endures

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Voluntary carbon markets are booming. That's because more and more companies are embracing net-zero emission targets — and looking to offset emissions they cannot cut directly through operational changes. However, the practice remains controversial, with some investors warning businesses against over-reliance on carbon offsetting. Increasing demand for high-quality carbon credits also raises questions about whether the supply of those credits can keep up, although efforts to tackle this barrier are advancing.

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