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PRESS RELEASE: UN approves the first CDM methodology for biomass co-firing in utility- scale fossil fuel power stations

Dublin, 11th February 2010: EcoSecurities, a leading company in the business of sourcing and developing emission reductions from greenhouse gas abatement projects, has recently achieved successful approval of its eleventh methodology from the Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM EB). Through a renewable energy technology known as co-firing, the methodology permits the substitution of coal with solid biomass fuels in grid-connected power plants, reducing CO2 emissions and helping companies to meet their renewable energy targets.

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FREE WEBINAR: Forestry laid bare!

Join EcoSecurities and their prestigious guests in this free interactive webinar to discuss forestry, REDD and the future of this sector in more depth as well as following The Walt Disney Company as they take us through why they choose forestry as part of their climate solution strategy.

Date: 23rd February 2010

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Survey: Forest carbon offsetting

From EcoSecurities:

Is your company involved in forestry? Which project types do you prefer? Or do you feel forestry is too risky?

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Over 90% of companies rate environmental benefits as key motivation for interest in carbon offsets

Dublin 23rd September 2009: EcoSecurities, a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing and trading carbon credits from greenhouse gas emission reduction projects, has partnered with Baker McKenzie LLP, a leading climaate change law firm and ClimateBiz, the resource for climate management, to launch the second edition of The Carbon Management and Offsetting Trends Survey Report 2009.

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EcoSecurities’ International Climate Change Policy Summary

Author: Meghan Schloat, Policy Manager, US Regulatory Affairs

House passess Waxman Markey Climate Bill

The House of Representatives approved landmark climate legislation in a close vote late Friday June 26th.

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Canada Day Celebrations – Borealis Offsets Plant Final Trees at McPhee Creek Afforestation Project

Borealis Offsets helped to officially mark Canada Day yesterday by planting the final trees at their afforestation project which is located 20 km northwest of Prince George in British Columbia. The project involved the planting of 120,000 tress of mixed native species planted over 75HA of marginal unused bare land, creating a managed sub-boreal forest ecosystem.

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Successfully Navigating the Carbon Offsetting Standards Maze Part I -hosted by EcoSecurities and 2 Degrees, with guest speakers from CCAR, Environmental Defense Fund, Gold Standard and the Voluntary Carbon Standard.

Organisations who are contemplating becoming Carbon Neutral are faced with a myriad of choices with regards to offset standards. Its a confusing issue and one for which there is no right or wrong answer. It all depends on the brand, culture and sustainability goals of each individual organisation. EcoSecurities facilitated an interactive discussion on the key issues which need to be considered when any organisation is contemplating which carbon offsets to use as part of any overall carbon management strategy.

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EcoSecurities, Conservation International (CI), ClimateBiz and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) findings of their recent Forest Carbon Offsetting Trends survey 2009.

Find out what 120 global, multinational and regional organisations attitudes are to forest carbon projects in general. In addition the report also examines the motivating factors behind corporate decisions to purchase forest carbon offsets and the perceptions which organisations have regarding the additional community and biodiversity benefits that many forestry projects often provide.

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EcoSecurities and ClimateBiz findings of the carbon offsetting trends survey 2008.

Find out what 65 leading multinational organisations are doing in terms of their carbon management strategies. This primary quantitative research study provides industry insight and benchmarks regarding some of the strategies that are being utilised to help the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Summary of the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bonn

The UN Climate Change Talks in Bonn concluded on Friday 12th June.
Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention in Climate Change (UNFCCC) stated

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EcoSecurities and ARC Sustainability partner to green and neutralize emissions from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Produced by 2009 Conference

New York, US, 16th June 2009: EcoSecurities, a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing and trading emission reductions from greenhouse gas abatement projects and ARC Sustainability, the environmental consulting firm responsible for greening such high-profile productions as the 2008 Democratic National Convention and Al Gores Live Earth global climate concerts, recently collaborated in greening and neutralizing the carbon emissions which resulted from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Produced by 2009 Conference.

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President of CO2 developers EcoSecurities resigns

| Sourced From Forbes.com |

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Pedro Moura Costa, president of clean energy project developers EcoSecurities, resigned on Thursday, the company said in a statement.

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GreenWorld Launches ShopGreen

Free Web Application Helps US-Based Online Retailers and their Customers ‘Go Green’

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2009 — GreenWorld, a start-up dedicated to providing the best carbon offset applications on the web, today announced the launch of ShopGreen

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EcoSecurities announces first APX Registry transfer of Voluntary Carbon Units

| Sourced From Business Wire |

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EcoSecurities (LSE:ECO), one of the leading companies in the business of sourcing, developing and trading carbon credits worldwide, makes its first APX Registry transfer of Voluntary Carbon Units (VCUs) to The CarbonNeutral Company, a world leading carbon offset and carbon management business. These Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), verified to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) were transferred following the successful registration and issuance of VCUs from a wind project based in India.

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Exchange and trader seek gains on carbon volatility

| Sourced From FT.Com |

Turmoil in the carbon markets threw up two contrasting sets of company results on Thursday, one from trading exchange business Climate Exchange, the other from EcoSecurities, a carbon trader.

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UN defends carbon-trading scheme from US criticism

| Sourced From CSMonitor.com |

The UNs top climate official defended a global trading scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions after the US government released a report questioning its efficacy.
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MENA’s role important in oil & gas CDM

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) represent six percent of the global share of oil and natural gas Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, based on data revealed at the World Carbon Emission Reduction Summit in Abu Dhabi. There are eight oil and gas projects in MENA with only one registered avoided gas flaring project in Qatar.
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EcoSecurities Works with Deutsche Bank to Neutralize All Emissions from PGA Tour

EcoSecurities collaborates with Deutsche Bank to make their PGA championship a carbon neutral event, which will be the first of its kind according to the bank officials. It has been estimated that the whole event would result in around 2,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, taking into account transportation of media and fans too. They started with a combination of recycling, waste reduction and biofuels but learned soon that these steps werent enough to neutralize all emissions.

EcoSecurities and Deutsche Bank Neutralize PGA Tour Emissions

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