Definitions

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  • n. The property of being additional.

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Examples

  • One of the biggest problems with offsetting is ensuring 'additionality' -- proving that the offsets that you are buying in order to counterbalance your carbon emissions would not have happened without yours and other similar contributions.

    Ron Dembo: Zerofootprint Guides: Offsetting, Part 2 -- The Additionality Issue In Offsetting

  • A key question from environmentalists, led by the U. S.-based group International Rivers, is whether projects meet the CDM test of "additionality" -- that they contribute to making real reductions of greenhouses gases rather than be business-as-usual projects capitalizing belatedly on the CDM bonanza.

    Water Conserve: Water Conservation RSS Newsfeed

  • A key question from environmentalists, led by the U. S.-based group International Rivers, is whether projects meet the CDM test of "additionality" - that they contribute to making real reductions of greenhouses gases rather than be business-as-usual projects capitalizing belatedly on the CDM bonanza.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • Offsets are based on the idea of "additionality" - that the credit is being issued for a cut in emissions which would not otherwise have taken place.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Furthermore, some of the offsets were for projects that would have gone through anyway-illustrating the need for those so-called additionality standards.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • More importantly, the U.S. wants to ensure the projects, such as wind-farms in China or energy efficiency programs in India, wouldn't have been built without outside aid (so-called additionality in 'climate' speak).

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • "fast start" money for the next three years which the conference is likely to approve, and a further commitment to "additionality" - a guarantee that any promised climate cash will not come out of existing aid budgets.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Neither the Copenhagen summit nor the Bonn talks succeeded in establishing what exactly "additionality" means.

    Corbin Hiar: Fires, Flooding, and Climate Finance: Is there enough fast-start funding?

  • Falsify information: Carbon-offset developers need to prove "additionality," or that their projects avoided carbon emissions.

    Combating Complexities Of Carbon Fraud

  • A number of problems crop up, though, particularly "additionality," which boils down to whether that project -- saving some land, building a wind farm, capturing methane from a pig farm, and so on -- would have happened anyway.

    Andrew Winston: Do "Quality" Carbon Offsets Exist?

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    The pussy's in the methane-capturing well.

    July 27, 2008

  • "Can the seller show that the offset — for a methane-capturing well or windmill or tree plantation or the like — would not have happened anyway (a characteristic called “additionality�? in the industry)?"

    The New York Times, Buying Carbon-Neutral, by Andrew C. Revkin, April 29, 2007

    July 27, 2008