ClimateCHECK, Sask Research Council team to provide GHG-related technology verification
OTTAWA, ONT-ClimateCHECK has entered into a co-operative agreement with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) to provide advisory and verification services for technologies related to greenhouse gas (GHG) projects to mitigate climate change. Through this arrangement, ClimateCHECK and SRC will collaborate in providing advisory and verification services on GHG projects, with a particular emphasis on carbon forestry projects throughout North America based on the new ISO 14064 GHG Standards and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute (WBCSD/WRI) GHG protocol for projects. Carbon forestry involves using trees to take the carbon out of the atmosphere, thus reducing GHG levels. The two partners view improving upon the management of existing forests and establishing new forests as the first steps to making a real difference. "SRC's technical expertise with carbon storage in forests and other climate change-related initiatives complements ClimateCHECK's extensive network of technical experts in the U.S. and Canada," said Tom Baumann of ClimateCHECK. "SRC's contributions to state-of-the-art forest carbon accounting will provide customers with the high level of credibility required for GHG credits." Mark Johnston of SRC's environment and forestry division said, "SRC, in partnership with ClimateCHECK, will build and demonstrate capabilities for forest carbon projects. The Council, he added, "has been conducting research in climate change for over 25 years and is a recognized authority on how to manage forests to store more carbon." Based in Ottawa, ClimateCHECK specializes in providing climate change services designed to yield both environmental and economic benefits. More information is available on the ClimateCHECK Web site, www.climate-check.com, or from Tom Baumann, 613/795-1158, E-mail Tom@climate-check.com.