UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John M. Colford
DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016
REGION: Kenya, Africa
REFERENCE: Pickering A, Arnold B, Dentz H, Colford J, Null C. Climate and Health Co-Benefits in Low-Income Countries: A Case Study of Carbon Financed Water Filters in Kenya and a Call for Independent Monitoring. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2016. doi:10.1289/ehp342.
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The recent global climate agreement in Paris aims to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while fostering sustainable development, and establishes an international trading mechanism to meet this goal. Currently, carbon offset program implementers are allowed to collect their own monitoring data to determine the number of carbon credits to be awarded.