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UK Climate Mission to China

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Courtesy of Business Standards Magazine

As part of its ongoing work with China on the environment, BSI recently took part in a unique mission organized by the DTI in the UK.

The Climate Change Projects Office (CCPO) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the UK organized a recent mission to China in support of accessing project development resources for Chinese “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM) projects. CDM is a Kyoto Protocol “flexible mechanism”, intended to enable emissions reduction projects to be developed in emerging economies supporting sustainable development and delivering reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Those companies with climate change targets in Kyoto-ratified nations can invest in these projects and receive the carbon credits in return, which they can then use to offset their emissions back home in order to meet their emissions reduction targets.

“This mission was intended to give China’s project developers access to services that enable them to register projects with the CDM Executive Board of the UN and to release the certified emissions reductions,” explains Nick Marshall, global marketing manager, Business Sustainability, BSI Management Systems.

The mission was co-ordinated by the network of UK consulates in China and support came through the Chinese Government’s National Reform & Development Commission. The mission involved three seminars of over 100 delegates in Beijing, Chongqing and Guangzhou. It included various companies from consultants to brokers and traders. BSI presented at each seminar and conducted a series of one-to-one meetings on the following day.

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