Top 5 questions about nature-based solutions and carbon offsetting
On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about carbon offsetting.
1.What are carbon credits and how do they relate to nature-based solutions?
2.How can I be sure that the nature-based projects that Shell buys carbon credits from actually guarantee emission reductions?
3.Which nature-based projects is Shell supporting?
4.Why doesn’t Shell just invest in more renewables instead?
5.Are nature-based solutions just a way for Shell to justify exploring for more oil and gas?
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