HKS Authors

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Director of Environmental and Natural Resource Program and Senior Research Associate
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy


Corporations, organizations, and even governments are purchasing offsets to reduce their carbon footprint. This policy brief provides an overview of the offset process – who buys them, who produces them, and who certifies them; describes the emerging challenges facing this market; and makes recommendations for the future.


Lee, Henry, and Abigail Mayer. "The Future of Carbon Offset Markets." Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, October 22, 2020.