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Garrigues and AENOR will offset Carbon Expo 2010

05/29/2010

Garrigues Medio Ambiente, the consultancy branch of Garrigues, will inventory and offset CARBON EXPO 2010 GHG emissions, being the process verified by AENOR. Such offsetting services were also provided in Carbon Expo 2009.

Garrigues Medio Ambiente, the consultancy branch of Garrigues, will inventory and offset CARBON EXPO 2010 GHG emissions, being the process verified by AENOR. Such offsetting services were also provided in Carbon Expo 2009.

GHG emissions within Koelnmesse´s premises will be calculated ex-ante, monitored during the event and adjusted ex-post. Voluntary Emission Reductions will be retired accordingly in order to make Carbon Expo 2010 carbon neutral.

“As climate changes, only a few have learned how to transform the challenges into real opportunities. Carrying out voluntary actions such as quality GHG emission offsetting is among those practices that are not compulsory, but then very relevant in a climate change framework where putting effort up-front is going to take leadership” comment Antonio Baena and Lluis Esquerra, Partners Head of GARRIGUES´ consulting and legal Climate Change practice.

"Obtaining the certificate Marca AENOR Emisiones de CO2 Compensadas (CO2 Emissions Offset). by CARBON EXPO 2010 event demonstrates the willingness of the international meeting to neutralize the issue of greenhouse gases, becoming an example for businesses and organizations that will host during its celebration" explains José Luis Tejera, AENOR Development Manager.

GARRIGUES is the largest law firm in continental Europe. For almost a decade now, GARRIGUES pioneers a holistic approach to climate change by offering such unique combination of legal and consulting services. Our multidisciplinary team assists a wide range of clients through a global network of offices and alliances. Other than carbon offsetting, some of the services we offer integral CDM/JI assistance, services on carbon finance, GHG inventories and strategic climate change assessment, among others. Up to date GARRIGUES has assessed their clients in over 500 environmental and climate change projects, having in particular reviewed over 80 CDM and JI projects and helped our clients register several of them in United Nations (being the first “Las Vacas”; 12/17/2005).

AENOR is the leader in certification with 57,000 certificates issued Under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), AENOR is accredited by the United Nations as a designated operational entity (DOE) to validate and verify emission reduction projects in greenhouse gases. Currently, AENOR develops over 160 projects in various countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. AENOR also granted the first license Marca AENOR Emisiones de CO2 Reducidas (CO2 Emissions Reduction) at the Madrid-Barcelona air shuttle , managed by Iberia Airlines, adding to the Marca AENOR Emisiones de CO2 Compensadas (CO2 Emissions Offset).

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  • GHG emissions within Koelnmesse´s premises will be calculated ex-ante, monitored during the event and adjusted ex-post.