How Carbon Offsetting works
While individuals, companies or governments generate huge amounts of carbon, there are specific programs and organisations that exist to take carbon out of the atmosphere.
In Australia, there are some sizeable carbon reduction programs. Some are busy growing new forests and protecting existing ones, and it’s programs like these that pull (or draw) so much carbon out of the atmosphere as to generate negative emissions. By drawing carbon down like this, they can offer a carbon credit to someone who wants to offset (or reduce) the emissions they’ve generated elsewhere.