Carbon Emissions: Offsetting

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 19 June 2007.

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Photo of The Bishop of Coventry The Bishop of Coventry Bishop 2:45, 19 June 2007

My Lords, it has been suggested rather facetiously, I suspect, that carbon trading is a bit like the medieval practice of selling indulgences, the purpose of which was to release souls from purgatory. Can he assure us that selling our carbon assets will bring salvation?