FACTBOX-How forest carbon offsets work


Aug 21 (Reuters) - The United States lags in efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions but is a world leader in developing standards to give credits to forest owners who manage their trees to maximize carbon storage. Here is how forests could be included in a California, U.S. or international system for trading pollution credits: * Globally, forest credits are seen as a way to save threatened tropical forests, but in California, where 95 percent of old growth redwoods are gone, the goal ...

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