Trade-offs complicate development interventions so that benefits for one group or area often imply costs for another; large-scale projects deemed highly efficient in economic terms may generate harmful environmental or social externalities. This chapter explores issues of justice in carbon trading in terms of decision-making power and the subsequent distribution of positive and negative impacts. It explores whether offset governance can help resolve widespread problems, such as racial or income inequality and environmental injustice.
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Finley-Brook, Mary. "Justice and Equity in Carbon Offset Governance: Debates and Dilemmas." In The Carbon Fix: Forest Carbon, Social Justice, and Environmental Governance, edited by Stephanie Paladino and Shirley J. Fiske, 74-88. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.