Monthly Archives: June 2013

ClimateCare wins Environmental Finance award

ClimateCare has been ranked Best Project Developer – Public Health in the 2013 Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance Voluntary Carbon Market Ranking. This prestigious peer voted award acknowledges the organisation’s integrated Climate and Development model for projects that both protect the environment and improve people’s lives.

“Our decision to create a ‘Public Health’ category in project development is in response to growing demand from offset buyers for projects that deliver measurable outcomes beyond emissions reductions,” says Mark Nicholls, Editor of Environmental Finance.

“These projects, and the developers such as ClimateCare who have pioneered them, show how carbon market techniques – such as quantification, measurement, and cost-effective project development – can be applied to improving health in some of the poorest parts of the world.”

ClimateCare has focussed on projects that deliver multiple outcomes since 1997, writing the Gold Standard Methodology that allowed carbon finance for clean cookstove projects and later adapting it for safe water projects.

“It’s not about theory, but demonstrating and instigating real action on the ground” explains ClimateCare Director, Tom Morton

“We work with public and private sector delivery partners, designing and implementing world-first Climate and Development projects. Collaboration is key to find solutions that work for people and the planet. We’re therefore particularly pleased that this award is from our partners who have taken this opportunity to vote for us and recognise our unique approach. We’d like to thank every one of them for their support.”

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Tom Morton reviews the African Carbon Market in Carbon Finance Magazine

ClimateCare Director Tom Morton, reviews developments in the African carbon markets and how  these are evolving in a period of uncertainty.

Carbon Finance magazine have kindly given permission for us to republish this article here: AFRICA feature in Carbon Finance

The article is copyright to Carbon Finance magazine. To sign up for the magazine, please visit their website.

Sustainable Business Magazine, edie.net and ClimateCare strengthen ties

PRESS RELEASE

Date: 7 May 2013

Following a successful partnership across three events last year, Sustainable Business Magazine and edie.net have extended their agreement with ClimateCare to offset the carbon emissions associated with speaker and delegate travel to key events this year.

Travel by those attending six key events will be offset with the LifeStraw Carbon for Water project, a multi-award winning project recently selected by the UNFCCC to showcase how climate change activities bring social and environmental benefits in developing countries. As well as cutting carbon, the project delivers safe water to 4.5 million people in Kenya, which has the potential to dramatically improve health and protect the environment.

“We specialise in helping businesses, governments and NGOs take a smart approach to tackling some of the world’s most pressing environmental and sustainable development challenges, increasing impact and making best use of their social investment budget” explains ClimateCare Director, Edward Hanrahan. “

ClimateCare has fifteen years’ experience running some of the most innovative and largest carbon offset programmes in the world. It is well known for its integrated Climate and Development solutions, which deliver multiple positive outcomes for communities across the world, as well as creating innovative partnerships between public and private sector.

“We’re delighted to work with ClimateCare on two fronts” says Head of Events Mark Baker. “One, they are helping us take measurable action to make our events more sustainable – one more step towards ensuring our own business is sustainable as those we write about. Secondly, we hope that this partnership will allow ClimateCare to share their messages with our event delegates, stimulating new action and partnerships that will benefit everyone.”

ClimateCare representatives will be available at each event, to discuss delegates’ sustainability challenges and explore ways they can take cost effective action to meet multiple Water, Carbon and Sustainability targets. Or you can contact the ClimateCare team directly on +44 (0)1865 591000 or by visiting www.climatecare.org

 

Notes to editors

 

ClimateCare

ClimateCare is an independent ‘profit for purpose’ organisation committed to tackling climate change, poverty and development issues. Our unique climate and development model funds ground-breaking projects spanning renewable energy, water purification and clean cookstove technology, cutting emissions and transforming millions of lives worldwide. We enable organisations to adopt a smart approach to addressing their environmental impacts by offsetting their carbon emissions and supporting sustainable development. Find out more at www.climatecare.org

 

LifeStraw Carbon for Water

This short video that explains how the LifeStraw Carbon for Water project works – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o0Fsv6O8FE

 

edie.net

More than a million professionals use edie.net every year to stay up-to-date with the latest news, information and analysis. From legislation and compliance updates, innovation and technology advances and exclusive market intelligence to the latest commentary, debate and expert opinion and interview and case studies highlighting best business practice.

 

Our editorial content directly addresses the issues that affect companies, making it an invaluable resource for an increasingly influential audience of decision makers across the spectrum of small, medium, large and enterprise-sized companies in the UK.

www.edie.net

 

Sustainable Business

As the UK’s number one digital climate change and sustainability magazine for business, Sustainable Business drives the agenda for firms looking to take advantage of the low-carbon economy – and helps them to make it happen.

 

The events covered by this partnership include:

 

Sustainability Communications Forum

21st May, Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

www.sb-communications.net

 

Energy Management Forum 2013

14th May, One America Square Conference Centre, London

www.sb-energy.net

 

Responsible Procurement & Supplier Engagement
27th June, 76 Portland Place, London

www.sb-supplychain.net

 

Sustainability Leaders Forum 2013

21st November, Hotel Russell, London

www.sustainabilityleaders.net

 

Press enquiries and image requests

Please contact: Rhiannon Szmigielski, ClimateCare

Tel: +44 (0)1865 591008

Email: rhiannon.szmigielski@climatecare.org