Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA North America)

LRQA carbon emissions expert speaking at Carbon Forum Americas

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Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) will take a leading role at the upcoming Carbon Forum Americas, February 26-27, 2008, in San Francisco, California.  Dr. Anne-Marie Warris, LRQA Technical Director of Climate Change, will speak on the Voluntary Carbon Market, exploring the roles of the new Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and ISO 14064 in helping organizations and project developers assure their emission inventories and reductions.

Dr. Warris, who authored the VCS in November 2007, is a known industry expert on carbon emissions, bringing a vast amount of technical expertise to the forum.  Her work in developing and authoring the VCS was crucial; first, to assure the standard was robust and combined the insight and experience of the VCS Steering Committee with the expertise of the International Standards Organization (ISO), and second, to enable elements of ISO 14064 and ISO 14065 to be incorporated into the VCS 2007 and its reference documents. This was a significant milestone as this was the first time ISO agreed to its standards being integrated into a non-ISO global standard.

 “As a market leader in the global-climate-change arena, LRQA is involved in a number of emerging developments in validation and verification services worldwide. With our strong portfolio of verification and assurance services, we can help our clients assure their climate-change strategies and assertions are verifiable and accurate,” says Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President, Lloyd's Register Americas Management Systems.

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