Norway shopping centre offers carbon offsets

People buying their weekly groceries at a shopping centre in Norway can now purchase "carbon credits" at the same time, Reuters reported on Monday.

The Stroemmen Storsenter shopping centre near Oslo claims have achieved a world first in offering carbon offsets over the counter,
which sell at around US$30 per tonne of the greenhouse gas.

"We are doing this also to create awareness among people towards the problem [of climate change]," the shopping centre’s technical manager was quoted as saying.

Norwegians have an average "carbon footprint" of around 11 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.

A separate report by WWF last month said that each Norwegian household is responsible for emissions of 3.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide in China every year, due to the country’s growing import of electronics, machinery and other products. The average Chinese citizen emits 3.8

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