Meaning of “carbon debt” in the English Dictionary

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carbon debtnoun [ C usually singular ]

specialized

the difference between the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a country, company, etc., and the amount that it offsets:

Some studies suggested that a switch to biofuel crops would increase the world's carbon debt.

(Definition of “carbon debt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)