Trend? Another Carbon Offset Auditor Suspended

April 5, 2010 | Yael Borofsky,

Yet another carbon offset auditor was suspended in late March. And how is it that these carbon offsets are verified, again?

The reputation of a Kyoto Protocol carbon finance scheme was dealt another blow after a UN climate panel late on Friday suspended the third emissions cut verifier in 15 months, and partially suspended a fourth.

The scheme's executive board suspended emissions auditors TUEV SUED and partially suspended Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) after spot checks at the companies' offices revealed procedural breaches.