The biggest energy-efficient lighting project in the world is running in Mexico. It is funded by generating money from carbon credits made possible with the help of a partnership between Standard Bank and Cool nrg.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:35

Companies can cash in on programmatic CDM project

Organisations who want to become energy-efficient, can join Standard Bank’s CDM projects. The bank’s new initiative helps companies to save on their electricity bills while generating revenue through carbon credits sales.
Andrew Gilder, director at IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists
Lodewijk Nell, Director Consultancy at EcoMetrix Africa
Brett Jordaan, Vice President Evolution Markets (with responsibility for Africa)

Written by Nichelle Lemmer

Climate change finance is a hot topic on the lips of various international leaders, experts on climate and finance gurus alike. Investors are eager to get a slice of the cake as the emerging green economy will play a prominent role in the financial market, fuelled attempts to mitigate the global impact of climate change by the global community.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 09:03

Capitalise on available revenue now

The deadline to register clean development mechanism (CDM) projects to qualify for the first Kyoto Protocol’s global CDM fund commitment is in 2012.
Timber is one of the few truly renewable resources; yet the demand for timber is affecting the health of our planet. Currently, 10 times more forests are lost than are being replanted. How can this be rectified? Is there a solution? Do we just want to satisfy the demand for timber? With the newly developed afforestation methods like Agro-forestry, can future timber demands be met that do not deplete greenery or the general health of the soil/planet and the populations its supports?
Monday, 13 June 2011 12:58

CVA appointed for Cape Wind

As a global provider of services for managing risk, DNV has been appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the USA. The role of DNV as the CVA is to conduct third-party design reviews, inspections and other verification activities.
People in the CDM industry have heard a myriad of alternative options for CER sales into Europe after the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol expires at the end of 2012. According to Robbie Louw, a director at the climate change and carbon advisory firm Promethium Carbon, the EU has legislated for the different scenarios post-2012, but CDM project constraints and timeframes could influence the tradability of CERs into the EU after 2012.
The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, which sets emission reduction targets for developed countries and not developing countries, is under a cloud. With 2012 quickly approaching (and the end of the initial commitment period coming to an end), the future of the clean development mechanism (CDM) raises a number of questions.
Under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative (a collaboration between the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute), emissions attributable to a company are divided into three scopes.

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