Newsletter 10 - March 2010
On 24 November 2009, the Department of Climate Change released the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). Although it is a voluntary standard, it may have significant implications for many businesses buying and selling carbon offsets when it comes into effect on 1 July 2010. It will also impact on organisations wishing to have their carbon neutral efforts recognised by Government.
In a world first for major directory publishers Sensis announced, on 2 February 2010, its iconic Yellow Pages® and White Pages® print and online directories have been certified carbon neutral through the Australian Government’s Greenhouse Friendly™ program.
Writing bad news stories about climate change is easy. More extreme weather records being broken. More forecasts of fiercer fires, droughts and floods to come. More warnings from scientists and economists that we must act fast, or pay the price for our inaction later... We've all heard it before and, let's face it, even those of us interested in the issues can't help being a bit bored by hearing the same warnings, over and over again.
Don Kanak is the Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund Forest Carbon Initiative. Kanak is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Oxford University, where he studied International Business. Kanak was Executive Vice Chairman of American International Group (AIG) and became non-executive Chairman of Prudential Corporation Asia in 2008. He's based in Hong Kong where he also acts as an advisor to WWF Hong Kong and WWF China. In December 2009, Kanak played an instrumental role advancing forest...
Greenearth Energy is an Australian geothermal exploration and development company, with a particular emphasis on conventional geothermal energy and developing sustainable energy production into the future. Greenearth Energy are committed to reducing carbon emissions and meeting the challenge of climate change head on through responsible economic, environmental, and social development of conventional geothermal energy resources.
Over the past few editions of Carbon Matters, we have included a regular article about applying the EPA Carbon Management Principles to businesses. This article focuses on the sixth Carbon Management Principle: Sequester.
In this issue, Carbon Matters introduces Network member David James. You can find David on the member directory.