Trade body for carbon offsetting proposed
Proposals have been made among carbon offset providers to form an industry trade group in a bid to improve the sectors reputation.
"Longer established" providers are expected to join the group, a source told BusinessGreen, who had creditable accounting and auditing processes.
"We are working on an industry body to represent quality, credible providers," the source added.
"The group would have agreed entry criteria to ensure only providers of genuine offsets are involved."
PURE the Clean Planet Trust was the first UK registered charity founded, dedicated to combatting climate change by carbon offsetting and was launched last November by Climate Change and Environment Minister Ian Pearson.
"The government welcomes the launch of PURE's carbon offsetting scheme. The scheme offers credits that have been generated from emissions reductions that are regulated, verified and for which there is a clear audit trail," he said at the time.
Article Date: 15 February 2008
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