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Carbon accounting system is mad as a hatter

If there was a pub where you could drink your fill and leave the hangover with the landlord, would you go there? Idle dreaming, but this is the deal in the world of carbon accounting, where responsibility is shared out among countries, and targets set for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Do Businesses Still Care About Carbon Accounting?

At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco this week, a panel of experts was asked about whether or not companies still care about carbon accounting. While the topic had a lot of buzz around it a couple years ago, it seems to have quieted down over the past year, despite the carbon accounting software market seeing a nice uptake. And the Cleantech Group, which hosted the event, wondered if this was a sign that companies are losing interest in tracking their carbon footprint. The panel, including Joel Riciputi of Hara, Robert ter Kuile of PepsiCo, and Sujeesh Krishnan of Carbon Trust, weighed in.

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Forest Protocol White Papers

When Version 3.0 of the Climate Action Reserves Forest Project Protocol (FPP) was adopted by the Reserves Board of Directors on September 1, 2009 the Board instructed Reserve staff to continue to explore a series of issues related to forest carbon accounting and forest management practices. To this end, the Reserve has commissioned a series of white papers to examine these issues in more depth. The white papers cover the following topics:

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  • Published: Feb 19th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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300 Percent Growth Seen for Energy and Carbon Accounting Software Market in 2011

Salem, MA February 14, 2011 Despite a challenging economic environment and stalled climate legislation, the emerging enterprise energy and carbon accounting (EECA) software market grew 400 percent during 2010 and is forecast to grow another 300 percent in 2011, according to a research study released last week by Groom Energy Solutions, a provider of energy solutions and consulting services.

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How the Carbon and Energy Software Market Grew 400% Without a Cap-and Trade Bill

Cap-and-trade legislation back when Congress had an interest in limiting greenhouse gas emissions

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Enablon Recognized as a Leader in Energy and Carbon Management Software by Groom Energy Solutions for Second Consecutive Year

Enablon, the world’s leading provider of Sustainability and QEHS management software announced that they have been named a leader for the second consecutive year in a report issued today by Groom Energy Solutions, a provider of renewable and energy efficiency solutions to organizations across the U.S.

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CLIMATE SPECTATOR: Holes in NZ’s carbon accounts

Earlier this week, the New Zealand government set a 2050 emission reduction target. Gazetted under the Climate Change Act, the government proposed a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 50 per cent by 2050, dubbed

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Recognising sheep in the natural carbon cycle

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The Wool Carbon Alliance (WCA) has resolved to reset the carbon agenda and recognise the role sheep play in the natural carbon cycle, a role not properly recognised under current carbon accounting protocols.

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  • Published: Nov 22nd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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10 best carbon and energy management software tools

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Has your organization budgeted for enterprise carbon and energy management software in 2011? There are countless applications to consider close to 100 by some counts but research firm Verdantix has whittled down that list to 10 providers that it believes are leaders in this burgeoning category. Those companies are (in alphabetical order):

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  • Published: Nov 14th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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First soil carbon project in Africa

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Small-holder farmers in Kenya are set to reap the rewards of the first soil carbon project in Africa. In the west of the country a group of farmers are changing practices and earning carbon credits. In the process, the groundbreaking Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project is set to improve food security, help address climate change, and improve the lives and livelihoods of rural dwellers who live in poverty.

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Press Release: GHG Management Institute: Release of second annual GHG/Climate Change Workforce Needs Assessment survey

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Later this month the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, in cooperation with Sequence Staffing, will release the results of its second annual GHG/Climate Change Workforce Needs Assessment survey. Building on 2009s findings (last years survey report available here), the 2010 survey report captures the responses of nearly 1,000 global GHG practitioners on a number of key climate change workforce development and topical policy questions.

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Carbon Accounting Software Solutions — The Benefits of Social and Environmental Responsibility

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Carbon accounting software is a tool designed to help companies record and report on their use of energy and their corporate impact on global warming.

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Moving To A Low Carbon Economy – How It Will Affect Your Business

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Have a small business and think the Federal Governments carbon pollution reduction scheme wont affect you? Think again! When the scheme is introduced (not if) it will impact on all small businesses regardless of size.

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WREA Updates Enterprise Carbon Accounting Package, Claims Web Services Associated With Spreadsheet Ease Carbon Accounting

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WREA announced an updated release to EMSPRO, which it is marketing to large energy users in the industrial sector. A leading expert on renewable energy, Mr. Scott Foster, CEO at WREA also said that careful, proper and efficient use of spreadsheets actually helps with gathering, processing and reporting of data.

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  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Radhika Oswal innovation: the low-carbon restaurant

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The UK has a real affiliation to sustainable living and an advanced approach,” says Delhi-born Radhika Oswal. To reward us she’s opened two Otarian restaurants, serving delicious vegetarian fast food with the smallest carbon footprint available, in London’s West End (she already has two in the US). It’s a tasty way to approach carbon accounting

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Gazprom, Shell and Clinton Foundation back rainforest carbon deal in Borneo mongabay.com

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A forest conservation project backed by Shell, Gazprom Market and Trading and the Clinton Foundation on the island of Borneo has won approval under a carbon accounting standard, reports Reuters.

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Farm think tank queries ALP carbon farming policy

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Agricultural think tank, the Australian Farm Institute, says Labor’s carbon farming plan is “a little bit confusing”.

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  • Published: Aug 7th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Tasmanian farmers await firm carbon policies

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Tasmanian farmers are fast confirming they are part of the solution rather than the problem of carbon emissions. And to reaffirm this notion, they last week called on the three major parties to clarify their carbon accounting and trading policies. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Published: Aug 5th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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United Nations urged to adopt EDFs proposals to improve carbon accounting in forestry

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Leading up to next weeks round of international climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, a coalition that includes Environmental Defense Fund

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Anthony Doesburg: Where’s the carbon? You’re standing on it

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The country’s week-old Emissions Trading Scheme may or may not cut our greenhouse gas production. But it has certainly got people unearthing carbon in all kinds of unexpected places.

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  • Published: Jun 15th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Forest experts point the way to better carbon accounting

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Environmental Defense Fund is working to keep rules governing accounting for forest and land use change high on the agenda at the U.N. climate talks continuing here in Bonn, Germany.

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NGOs push for greater transparency, ambition in carbon accounting for forestry

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Forest and land use accounting rules are a growing part of the buzz here at the Bonn climate change talks. The cumbersome title for these accounting rules is LULUCF, short for Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry.

Today, TckTckTck.org demonstrated against poor accounting rules. Dressed as

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Press Release: Papros Inc. Parlays the Power of Social Media for Supply Chain Carbon Accounting

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San Jose, CA, May 17, 2010- Green leader Papros Inc. today announced that its customers will be able to track supply chain carbon footprints by using social media tools, most notably Twitter. Papros Inc. has been the prime mover in the carbon accounting industry as far as getting beyond the typical Scope 1, Scope 2 carbon emissions and employee commute and business travel in Scope 3 to the carbon associated with upstream and downstream processes in the supply chain. The first large scale deployment in the electronics industry for obtaining supplier carbon footprints and rolling them up was at the electronic manufacturer Adaptec Inc. in the Fall of 2009, using MRPRO from Papros Inc.. This deployment revealed the complex nature of obtaining carbon footprints from upstream processes. In response to the discovered challenges, Papros Inc. now offers methods for parlaying the power of social media.

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Colliers International launches carbon and environmental monitoring platform

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Developed in partnership with CarbonSystems Australia, the Envirometrics platform gives building managers and owners information to better manage building environmental performance and meet compliance based reporting requirements.

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  • Published: May 17th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Serco announces office carbon reduction initiative

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International outsourcing business Serco has announced it is to introduce new software aimed at helping its offices cut back on carbon emissions.

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