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Until recently terms like “carbon accounting,” “carbon footprint” and “carbon offsetting” would have raised some quizzical eyebrows among the general public. Today, such carbon-based metrics are everywhere, but are they helpful or unhelpful in motivating the necessary action on climate change?

This article discusses the impact of the carbon metrics approach on global climate governance

Blogpost published on the Degrowth-Blog on degrowth.de/en, 10 February 2016

This article is also available in German