climate certification Articles

  • Carbon reduction commitment, display energy certificates & the NHS

    WSP Environment & Energy is a global consultancy providing advice on all aspects of environmental, energy, sustainability, climate change, and business risk issues. Few consultancies offer our breadth of expertise. It ranges from remediation of contamiated land to devising corporate climate change adaptation strategies; and from geotechnical solutions to city masterplanning and renewable energy ...

  • CSA America launches Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verifier Certification Program

    Some of the biggest names in business—3M, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Cisco, BASF, Caterpillar, Hasbro and Sun Microsystems to name a few—are realizing the benefits that come with improved carbon management. In fact, twice as many top U.S. companies publicly released sustainability data in 2008 compared with three years earlier—with ethics outweighing economics for the first time as the primary reason for ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Beyond CO2lonialism: the potential for fair trade certification to embrace voluntary carbon offsets

    Carbon offset projects are a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Some offset projects cause immediate harm to the people and environment of developing countries while others provide questionable returns in terms of actual carbon capture and storage. Finally, carbon offset projects create barriers to industrialisation for developing countries. All of these challenges must be addressed if ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HQ to be the first Chilean building achieving LEED green building certification

    Transoceánica headquarters use a system of energy efficiency that incorporates passive design and solar reflection. The new headquarters for private equity firm Empresas Transoceanica in Santiago looks nothing like a conventional commercial set up. But it is expected to use just one-fifth of the energy of a comparable Chilean office. A wood-wrapped north facade deflects solar ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • First class of GHG Verifiers graduations from CSA America Personnel Certification program

    The first class of verifiers has been officially certified under CSA America’s Greenhouse Gas Personnel Certification program. The program is designed for individuals who perform third-party greenhouse gas (GHG) verification services in regulatory and voluntary markets. The development of the voluntary certification was led by CSA America with the assistance of industry stakeholders, including ...


    By CSA Standards

  • 2005 Changing Climate: Canadian Meteorological Employment

    Recognizing the importance of quality meteorological services and information for Canadian industries and individuals, ECO Canada designed this study to determine the current and future human resource needs of the meteorological sector in Canada. In addition to the traditional meteorological sector, the study explored a wide range of allied business sectors, including transportation, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Confronting climate change: The necessity for social solidarity

    Each and every one of us is a guest on Planet Earth; this is where we live, being all members of an ecologically interdependent society. We often though tend to forget that we are only simple guests. Our interaction with the planet forms a strong bondage amongst us. This includes all societies and all planets’ environments, since an environmental issue may have transboundary, regional or even ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • The Pacific Coast Climate Agreement: West Coast Progress

    At the end of October, Christy Clark, BC’s Premier, signed a high profile agreement with the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California in which the four leaders make a strong and clear commitment to lead national and international policy on climate change. (1) What’s in the Small Print? So what was in the agreement? They affirm their “shared vision of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 2015 World Climate Summit in Paris: Striving for a Follow-Up to the Kyoto Protocol

    For years, the world’s heads of state and government have been striving for a new regulation to follow up the Kyoto Protocol—so far without success. However, time is of the essence. If the states do not finally agree on binding targets at the upcoming climate conference in Paris and also implement these targets consistently, global warming will continue to intensify. It’s time ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Climate change policy should pass a `human rights test`

    Using the human rights framework to tackle challenging ethical questions can guide climate policy, argues political philosopher Simon Caney. The international community recognises climate change as one of the largest problems facing humanity. But while the impacts are often framed in purely economic terms, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

    Peatlands provide many important ecosystem services, including water regulation, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration and storage. Because of the enormous size of the peat carbon pool, its high sensitivity for disturbance, the large emissions from a small land area (which continue long after conversion), and the virtual irreversibility of peat carbon losses, any further degradation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Climate Change & the Financial Services Industry - Module 2 - A Blueprint for Action

    Scientific and technical reports present compelling evidence that human-induced climate change is upon us, and that its consequences could be devastating. Worldwide economic losses due to natural disasters appear to be doubling every ten years, and have reached almost $1 trillion over the past 15 years. If current trends persist, the annual loss amounts will, within the next decade, come close to ...


  • Climate Change Roundtables: Valuable Encounter Platforms towards Resilience

    As a result of the socio-economic situation and the high level of environmental deterioration, Guatemala has been classified as one of the countries in the world with a high risk of multiple natural and anthropogenic threats, exposing its population, infrastructure, and services to disasters. To make matters even worse, climate change is threatening to change the country’s overall climatic ...


    By Wetlands International

  • G8 Gleneagles 2005: Climate change, clean energy and sustainable development

    Untitled Document The doubling of ...


  • What`s your mandate?

    CSA America announces the launch of the first personnel certification program in North America for individuals that perform third-party GHG verification services in regulatory and voluntary markets. Development of the certification program has been led by stakeholders and subject matter experts, including representatives from The Climate Registry, California Climate Action Registry, California ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting - One step closer to regulation

    Valerie Madarasz is Business Development Manager, Climate Change Services, at CSA America, headquartered in Independence OH. Over the past two years, she has been working with stakeholder groups to develop personnel certification programs for GHG Verifiers and GHG Inventory Developers based on international standards. CSA is a leading developer of safety and design standards for gas-fired and ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Making Carbon Assessments Viable

    Amanda Burmeister & Dan Kuipers Receive GHG-IQ Certification Climate change is one of the leading challenges our world faces today. CSA America, a highly accredited standards writing body, has taken the next step in addressing one of the major causes of climate change by developing the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier (GHG-IQ) certification. The certification was designed to promote ...


    By Viability, LLC

  • DCWASA’s certifiable, utility-wide GHG inventory

    ABSTRACT In response to increased emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of carbon/greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) and its program managers have developed comparisons of options intended to lower the AWTP’s GHG inventory (also called “carbon footprint”). These comparisons have used different assumptions as tothe carbon density of ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Utilisation of landfill gas for the generation of energy

    The gases in landfill sites that develop during degradation processes, largely contribute to the greenhouse effect and additionally harbour considerable safety and health hazards. However, they are also often rich in methane and therefore a potential energy carrier. In many countries much of this potential for the generation of electricity and heat from landfill gas still exists. Furthermore, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Refrigerant Gases (R-22 HCFCs): Understanding the laws regulating them

    The US Clean Air Act is a congressional law that explains the EPA's task in protecting air quality and the ozone layer. This Act is maintained by the House of Representatives. Major amendments were passed in 1990 and several other changes were made after that with still more pending related to mandatory reporting of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.Refrigerant gases are those used in climate ...


    By Verisae

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