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Carbon Offset Prices Could Increase Fifty-Fold by 2050

By Veronika Henze

10 Jan 2022 · 4 min read

Surging demand and unanswered questions on supply could push offset prices to unsustainable highs or ill-fated lows

New York and London, January 10, 2022 – Prices for carbon offsets – verified emissions reductions equivalent to one ton of carbon each – could be as high as $120/ton or as low as $47/ton in 2050, according to research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). The outcome will mostly depend on what types of supply are eligible to meet the rapidly expanding universe of sustainability goals, as well as who the primary customers are in the market, finds BNEF’s inaugural Long-Term Carbon Offset Outlook 2022.

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