|Global Carbon Project was formed to assist the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base supporting policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.|
|United Nations Environment Programme and UN Environmental Management Group, CN Net is an Internet-based project aimed at exchanging information on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Four countries, four cities and five corporations have become the pioneering founders of a bold new initiative to address climate change and the urgent need to de-carbonize the global economy.|
|Climate Action Network is a worldwide network of over 430 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.|
|The °Climate Group’s goal is to help government and business set the world economy on the path to a low-carbon, prosperous future. They have created a coalition of governments and the world’s most influential businesses – all committed to tackling climate change by setting targets, creating policies, building confidence, and generating the political willpower needed to make the changes the world requires.|
|Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organisation aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. Its goal is to facilitate a dialogue, supported by quality information, from which a rational response to climate change will emerge.|
|Climate Strategies' mission is to assist governments in solving the collective action problem of climate change. They convene international groups of experts to provide rigorous, fact-based and independent assessment on international climate change policy.|
|World Bank Carbon Finance Unit uses money contributed by governments and companies in OECD countries to purchase project-based greenhouse gas emission reductions...|
|"How Can 6 Pounds of Gasoline Produce 20 Pounds of Carbon Dioxide?
It seems impossible that a gallon of gasoline, which weighs about 6.3 pounds,
could produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) when burned."
Read this DOE page to understand...
|Government for Business:|
|Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.|
|Climate VISION—Voluntary Innovative Sector Initiatives: Opportunities Now, a public-private partnership initiative launched by the Department of Energy on February 12, 2003. The program assists industry efforts to accelerate the transition to best practices, energy technologies, and improved processes that are cost-effective, lower-carbon-emitting, more efficient, and more capable of capturing, removing, or sequestering GHGs.|
|Carbon Trust set up by the UK Government in 2001. Its purpose is to advise businesses on how to reduce the amount of energy they use. Works with both large and small companies.|
|Global Power Generation (25% of world CO2 generation)
is responsible for more than 10 billion tons of CO2 per year.
The U.S. is responsible for 25 percent of that total, or 2.8 billion tons.
carma.org/ Carbon Monitoring for Action
|Carbon Credit Offset Associations:|
|International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance is a not-for-profit alliance of carbon reduction and offset organisations. It provides leadership and a unified voice advocating for rigorous industry standards. ICROA members support a reduce-and-offset approach to carbon management.|
|Carbon Credit Offset Providers and Certifiers page...|
|Carbon Market Associations/Orgs:|
|United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Emissions Trading Page-numerous resources - for beginners or experts - introductory and in-depth publications, the official UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol texts and a search engine to the UNFCCC library.|
|Carbon Markets and Investors Association is an international trade association representing service providers to the global carbon market. Representing businesses working to reduce carbon emissions through the market mechanisms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.|
|International Emissions Trading Association's goal is to development an active, global greenhouse gas market, consistent across national boundaries and involving all flexibility mechanisms: the Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation and emissions trading;while ensuring effective business participation.|
|Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. A decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.|
|ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.|
|Prototype Carbon Fund. A partnership between seventeen companies and six governments, and managed by the World Bank. As the first carbon fund, its mission is to pioneer the market for project-based greenhouse gas emission reductions while promoting sustainable development and offering a learning-by-doing opportunity to its stakeholders.|
|Climate Action Reserve, a new division of the California Climate Action Registry- created to provide a high, accurate and measurable standard for the national voluntary carbon reduction market.|
|Ecosystem Marketplace’s Forest Carbon Portal is a clearinghouse of information, feature stories, event listings, project details, ‘how-to’ guides, news, and market analysis on land-based carbon sequestration projects—from forest to farm.|
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