Criticisms of Carbon Offsets and Reforestation?

The aim of this data-file is to tabulate the criticisms of carbon offsetting through nature based solutions such as reforestation.

The full database contains over 100 criticisms, summarized through quotes and paraphrasings, which we have encountered in our communications, in technical papers and in press articles.

We have collated the criticisms into ten main categories, which are ranked by year and summarized in the data-file (chart above).  We argue these challenges can be overcome and remain constructive on carbon offsets using nature based solutions.