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Carbon-Expert attends CIBJO congress

Carbon-Expert  attends CIBJO congress 2015  – Brazil

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Financial value of carbon in world’s forests may be underestimated by £481bn

The financial value of carbon stored in the world’s forests may have been seriously underestimated, according to the findings of a new survey.

Using a pioneering approach, the survey firm Carbomap has produced a three-dimensional carbon map of a forested region in Costa Rica.

“Our technology could be considered like an MRI scanner for forests”, Prof Iain Woodhouse, founder and CEO of Carbomap, said.

With experimental NASA technology, the team can work out how much carbon is stored in forested areas.

Speaking to Blue & Green Tomorrow, Woodhouse added, “[A tree is] your classic ‘carbon based life form’, and for plants, the carbon comes from CO2. Through photosynthesis, the leaves of a tree are able to turn air and water into wood.Since forests harvest CO2 they are the original carbon capture and storage device. 

“The carbon that makes up coal originated in the carbon of plants that photosynthesised the CO2 out of the atmosphere hundreds of millions of years ago.

“Along with other fossil fuels, we are now returning that carbon back to the atmosphere at a perilous rate.”   

Comparing their data to data gathered using traditional satellite methods, Carbomap calculated that the actual above-ground carbon content of the Costa Rican forest is at least 19.8m tonnes. This is 22% higher than the average of previous estimates.

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Cutting Carbon Can Be a Company’s Best Investment

Climate change activists and advocates for greener buildings and commerce haven’t had much luck pushing carbon-capping measures on Capitol Hill, so they are turning to the private sector. And the script is no longer “save the world”; it’s “save your income statement.”

The World Wildlife Fund issued a report highlighting massive savings to be wrung out of carbon-reduction measures, from self-dimming lights to factories plastered with solar panels. In it, WWF President Carter Roberts said the target audience for the report is chief financial officers: “The profound frustration we feel is that government is not taking the kind of decisions necessary to address one of the greatest risks of our time, and so all eyes turn to the private sector.”

Corporate projects to reduce carbon provide a higher return on investment than total capital spending for roughly 80 percent of large U.S. companies, according to WWF and McKinsey, a co-author on the report. The two called out a few companies, in particular, that are doing well by doing good.

Carbon Expert – News Stories From Around The World

Carbon Expert provides access for our clients to the carbon credit trading market in an innovative and forward thinking way, offering OTC trading of VERs via its network of professional carbon brokers.

We have a commitment to the alternative green market sector, and are a leading international broker of carbon credits. In a market now worth approximately US$144 billion, the carbon market is set to eclipse all preceding markets. Carbon is having a major impact on energy markets and prices. Its effects are impacting upon energy producers, utilities and increasing numbers of manufacturers.

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Carbon Expert–News Stories and Blogs

At Carbon Expert we have a commitment to the alternative green market sector, and are a leading international broker of carbon credits. In a market now worth approximately US$144 billion, the carbon market is set to eclipse all preceding markets. Carbon is having a major impact on energy markets and prices. Its effects are impacting upon energy producers, utilities and increasing numbers of manufacturers.

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Lessons to be learnt from Europe on carbon pricing and farming

This week the government finally saw its carbon tax legislation passed through parliament. At the same time farmers have received the first approved methodology for how carbon farming could work.  In both cases a registry of emissions units will track Australian carbon credits. But if the European experience is anything to go by, Australia will need to be vigilant to ensure fraud does not occur.

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UK government releases first CRC league table

But critics say table does not provide an accurate view of how much energy is “wasted”, or reflect past efforts on efficiency. It may no longer apply to carbon credits but the first UK Government CRC energy Efficiency Scheme league table, released yesterday, still has its critics.  The biggest accusation has been it does not provide a true indication of how a company’s energy efficiency measures – the table only measures actions taken over the last year, and some have said it penalizes data centres that were designed to be efficient built before this period

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China accused of ‘climate blackmail’ over HFC creditsco2

Chinese official says country will stop destroying harmful greenhouse gas if carbon credits it generates are outlawed.  China has threatened to release huge amounts of the potent greenhouse gas HFC-23 if the international community proceeds with plans to ban carbon credits generated by destroying the gas.  HFC-23 is a by-product of the refrigerant gas HCFC-22 which has a much greater warming effect than carbon dioxide and stays in the atmosphere for up to 200 years.

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Advanced Global Trading encourages motoring enthusiasts to offset emissions at 2011 Dubai International Motor Show

Carbon trading brokerage, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), has arguably the toughest sell of all at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show as it tries to convince motoring enthusiasts to ‘go green’ and offset their vehicles’ carbon emissions.

Steve Graham, Senior Consultant at AGT, says: “We know we have a tough job on our hands to convince these car fanatics – many of whom own gas guzzling supercars – to offset the CO2 their vehicles emit into the environment. However, given we’re the only carbon brokers in the Middle East we’ve decided to exhibit at the Motor Show to highlight the environmental issues and raise people’s awareness as much anything else. The UAE has one of the highest per capita CO2 emission rates in the world and cars are responsible for huge part of this with over a million vehicles registered in Dubai alone.”

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How Are Carbon Emissions Being Reduced?

Increasing carbon emissions have been a large talking point in the world and many world leaders have gathered together to try and reduce this. The threat that many people face is one of global warming and one that can have bad consequences if it’s not dealt with adequately. There are many ways individuals and businesses are cutting down on carbon emissions. In many ways being eco friendly grants businesses a certain status that is admired by many people. However besides this, governments have opted in for the use of carbon credits which can be used as incentives to reduce overall carbon output.

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Carbon Expert News | The Profitable Side of Going Green

Mother Earth is getting a little bit of relief as more companies yield to pressure from environmentalists and activist shareholders to reduce their carbon footprints. But Gaia isn’t the only one who’s benefiting: Just ask the world’s top 10 green companies, which have managed to save some serious greenbacks in the process of going green.

IBM (IBM), which tops the chart ofNewsweek’s2010 global green rankings, saved more than $370 million from its energy conservation efforts during the 19-year span leading up to 2009, the company says. And IBM isn’t alone. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which ranked No. 5 on Newsweek’s green rankings chart, managed to save £3.8 million (nearly $6.3 million) in energy costs during a three-year period by reducing its carbon footprint by 4%, according to an Energy Efficiency Newsreport.

And even during these dour economic times, companies are apparently willing to increase their investments in green efforts, according to an MIT Sloan and Boston Consulting Group study on global sustainability and innovation.The report found 25% of survey respondents had expressed a willingness to increase their sustainability commitment in 2009, but that figure rose to 59% in 2010. And over the next year, 70% of survey respondents said they expected to increase their investments and sustainability management efforts.

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