Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Guardian features award winning Carbon for Water project

Straw poll finds in favour of western Kenya’s water and carbon solution, writes Guardian correspondant Clar Ni Chonghaile. Read the full article on the Guardian website www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/nov/29/straw-western-kenya-water-carbon

The innovative Carbon for Water project is helping to deliver safe water to 4.5 million people in Kenya, reducing waterborne disease as well as cutting carbon and protecting precious forests.

The UN recently endorsed the project as one of nine lighthouse activities that address how public-private partnerships can provide social and economic benefit, while effectively tackling climate change. http://climate-l.iisd.org/guest-articles/momentum-for-change-recognizing-climate-action-on-the-ground/

Visit www.carbonforwater to find out more about this multiple award winning project and call us now on +44 (0)1865 591000 to support this and other exciting Climate and Development projects by offsetting your carbon emissions.

ClimateCare wins three prestigious Awards from Carbon Trading Magazine for its work in the Voluntary Carbon Market

I’m delighted to tell you that today Carbon Trading Magazine announced the results of its prestigious 2012 Carbon Market Awards and that ClimateCare has been voted the winner of all three Voluntary Carbon Market categories it was eligible for:

  • Best Trader, Voluntary Carbon Market;
  • Best Project Developer,  Voluntary Carbon Market; and as joint winner of
  • Best Advisory Firm, Voluntary Carbon Market

It is fantastic to have this recognition by our Peers and Industry Experts and this is a strong validation of the integrated, holistic approach that we bring to client and partner relationships.

Through the last 15 years of constant innovation, a key driver for us has always been working with partners towards a shared end goal of maximising impacts for people, for the environment – and for our corporate clients and investors.

Strong, enduring relationships, as well as continual benchmarking are essential to this success and for this reason, peer and industry voted awards are particularly important to us.

Winning across three categories that represent core areas of our business is gratifying and confirms that ClimateCare continues to deliver results and value for our partners right across the business. There is still a lot to do – but it’s great to have our Peers and the Industry experts confirm that we are on the right track.

Read the full article here Carbon Trading Magazine – November 2012

 

Carbon credit trading schemes and carbon offsets as part of an investment product

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) are receiving an increasing number of reports from people who have been approached by firms promoting carbon credit trading schemes or offering carbon offsets as part of an investment product to individuals.

ClimateCare recommends that any individual that has been approached by a business selling carbon offsets as a personal investment reads the advice on the FSA’s website.

Unauthorised firms

The FSA also keeps a record of firms that are providing investment advice or selling investment products but are not regulated by the FSA. For a list of these firms please visit this page:

 

ClimateCare’s position

ClimateCare provides high quality Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) to help individuals and businesses take responsibility for their carbon emissions by offsetting their carbon footprint. ClimateCare does not recommend VERs should be purchased by unsophisticated Investors as an investment.

You may also wish to read the statement ICROA (International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance) have issued on their website.