UK Carbon Trust: Working with business and govenment to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy
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Chair’s Air Pollution Seminar
Thursday, August 7, 2008
UK Carbon Trust:
in the Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee report as
being one of the possible models by which California can develop its
own Carbon Trust, UK Carbon Trust is leading the way.
It is the United Kingdom’s (UK) primary delivery agent for carbon dioxide emissions reduction and energy efficiency improvement in the non-domestic sector. By creating five distinct but complementary business areas: Insights, Solutions, Innovations, Enterprises, and Investments, the Carbon Trust has developed and implemented an innovative approach to explain, deliver, develop, create, and finance carbon emissions reduction and low carbon technologies enterprises.
The Carbon Trust would like to share its experience of delivering emission reductions and low carbon innovation in UK through energy efficiency action in business and the public sector; and investments, incubators, and accelerator projects through projects with business and the university sectors. As part of the Government's climate change program, it has developed a capability to inform policy development and reduce emissions with today’s technologies and knowhow. Since its inception in 2001, the Carbon Trust has saved its customers 10.8 MtCO2, and will do more by shaping the future into a low carbon economy. This carbon savings achievement has been independently verified by KPMG.
The presentation will share the model of the Carbon Trust, its products and services as one means whereby business can be supported and stimulated to make the move to a low carbon economy. An overview of the Carbon Trust’s work on carbon labeling, and its new Carbon Standard product to recognize carbon emissions reductions will also be presented. The Carbon Trust was set up in 2001 by the Government in response to the threat of climate change. Its mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy. The Carbon Trust is an independent, private company, funded by Government and is not part of the UK Government.
The Carbon Trust
• The Carbon Trust is an independent company set up by government in response to the threat of climate change, to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies. The Carbon Trust works with UK business and the public sector through its work in five complementary areas: insights, solutions, innovations, enterprises and investments. Together these help to explain, deliver, develop, create, and finance low carbon enterprise.
• The Carbon Trust is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government, and Invest Northern Ireland.
Michael Rea, is Chief Operating Officer,
joined the Carbon Trust in January 2002 as Director of Strategy,
responsible for developing existing and new programs to reduce carbon
emissions in the UK. Previously, Mr. Rea was at McKinsey
& Co. where he specialized both in corporate and business unit
strategy and in performance improvement and developed particular
expertise in growth strategy and change management. Michael
Rea is a graduate of the University College Dublin where he completed a
BEng (Mech) in 1991. Mr. Rea was awarded the faculty gold
medal in his final year. Mr. Rea also completed his MBA at
INSEAD, Paris in 1996.
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