Saturday, March 04, 2006
Carbon Credits & Assam Tea
Haven't got the slightest idea what carbon credits are? Neither did I, at least not until I read a recent article in the Calcutta Telegraph.
Apparently this is a way to encourage countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Countries that exceed their quota for reducing said gases can take their surplus credits and sell them in the global market.
Where do Assam's tea-growers fit into this? Well, it has to do with the "pollution-enhancing coal-fired machinery" that's used in the tea industry. But rather than me rewriting the entire article go ahead and read all about it here.