We have to understand and accept the fact that emission of carbon and Green House Gasses cannot be stopped completely and as we move ahead it’s only going to increase. We have to find a solution that not only solves the bigger problem but also goes hand in hand with the economic growth.
Its waste of shouting to stop burning plastics and stop chopping trees. All we need to do is to make the government to enforce few rules.
So the government has to pass a rule like this “If a factory is producing 100 tonne of carbon dioxide each year, they have to offset this pollution by investing in a green project or buying carbon credits equivalent to 100 tonne of carbon di oxide”. So if a country is emitting x tonne of carbon per year it has to bring down the level by y%.
Global Warming and Climate Change has made us think, how we have progressed in last 50 years. Our dependency and life style has to go through a change but it cannot be done in a single day or short span of time. ‘Switching off my yellow light bulb’ and ‘planting a tree outside every house’ are all good, but impact of such things have to measured on a global term and in that respect ‘offset’ is the best solution we have.
Offsetting is one of the best solutions which can actually lead the way to find a solution to climate change and global warming.
*First, it tries to make a balance with the emission. In future if every carbon emission has an offset, we can maintain the level of carbon we have reached and probably even reduce as we progress more.
*Second, carbon emission can be offset any where in the world. If a factory is operating in Germany they can run an offset project in Mexico as the impact of offset is global and does not necessarily has to be at the same place.
*Third, since countries have option of choosing where to run the offset projects, they can choose an option where it is financially cheaper. Developing nations of Asia and Africa are the biggest gainer by this. Project investment in these countries not only fuels their economic growth but they also reduce their own carbon emission by hosting such project.
*Fourth, it does not stop business and factories to operate. Companies can carry their ‘business as usual’ and continue with their growth and expansion.
Offset mechanism included projects like a-forestation and reforestation, wind energy, solar energy, bio-fuel, Hydro energy, etc.
# big economies like US should look on the developing nations and start their new awareness projects in those countries like, Pakistan, India, Iran, Vietnam, Thailand etc. So more and more people must come to know about global warming.
# Instead of seeing revenue by cigarette and tobacco factories, government may implement the above said plan and increase the safety than reducing the danger.
# Government may make a survey that how many trees are there in the city and maintain at least minimum number of trees in the city so that there will not be any shortage in trees.