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Who Started Carbon Credits?

I was curious to find who the genius or geniuses behind the development of carbon credits were and how the whole thing got into play on the world stage.   So I did some digging and this is what I found…..

In 1992,  in Rio de Janeiro Brazil the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) was held and this where the birth of Greenhouse gases as a tradable commodity began.

The conference  known as “The Earth Summit” was headed up by Canada’s Maurice Strong and he had made the revolutionary suggestion why not pay people to keep carbon out of the atmosphere!

Now you know how the ball started rolling on this subject!  Check out my other posts for some insight into Carbon Credits and Offsets.

PS

108 Heads of States or Governments were there when the idea was proposed!

Rio de Janeiro


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November 28, 2009 - Posted by | Carbon Credits, Creativity, Government, Sustainability | , , , , , ,

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