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International business media company Terrapinn has partnered with Carbon Clear to offset the emissions generated by GreenCorp 2007. Taking place at the Millennium Mayfair in London from 18th -20th September, the conference aims to show businesses the most effective means of reducing their carbon footprint to lessen their impact on the environment.

As the conference is advocating the minimisation of carbon emissions, it is essential that the event itself does not further contribute to climate change. Terrapinn has chosen Carbon Clear as the official offset partner for GreenCorp 2007 to ensure this is the case. Carbon Clear is a leading carbon management organisation that helps businesses and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint through internal emissions reduction and carbon credits. By calculating the emissions generated by the three-day conference, Carbon Clear can invest in carbon reduction projects, such as CleanCook stoves in Ethiopia and engine retrofits for cleaner mini-taxis in the Philippines, to counteract those emissions.

In addition to the carbon emissions associated with the event itself, delegates of GreenCorp are being invited to offset their travel to and from the conference free of charge through Carbon Clear.

Commenting on the partnership, Mark Chadwick, CEO of Carbon Clear, said: “With increasing pressure from consumers and government it is more important than ever that businesses take climate change seriously and understand how they can take an environmentally responsible approach to their operations.”

All of Carbon Clear’s projects are closely monitored to meet strict standards, minimise bureaucracy and improve the lives of participating communities. They are also subjected to Kyoto Protocol tests to ensure that they provide measurable reductions in carbon emissions that would not have happened otherwise.

To learn more about GreenCorp visit http://www.green-corp.biz or download the brochure at: http://www.terrapinn.com/Template/Master/EventBrochure.aspx?....

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For further information on Carbon Clear please contact:

Zoe Porteous at Boutique Communications
Tel: 01273 620194
Email: enquiries@boutiquecommunications.com.

Notes to editors:

About Carbon Clear (www.carbon-clear.com)

Carbon Clear is a carbon management company that works with businesses and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint. In addition to advising on emission reductions it also invests in projects to cancel out the pollution that is generated by everyday activities such as driving, home and business energy usage, flying and even nappy use.

Climate change is a real threat and by reducing our carbon emissions and offsetting the rest we can all make a difference. To make it as convenient as possible Carbon Clear calculates the level of carbon dioxide emitted by specific activities and then identifies projects that prevent the same amount of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere.

All of the projects Carbon Clear invests in are selected based on both carbon reduction and a wider social benefit for the communities implementing them. A great deal of care is taken to ensure money is directed to activities that genuinely improve the environment and the lives of real people and all projects must meet the following criteria:

• Projects must be efficient; funds are not diverted to unnecessary bureaucratic overheads, waste or middlemen

• Projects must have additional, long-term benefits to the communities that undertake them; these range from job creation to protecting endangered plants and animals

• Projects should follow the spirit of the Kyoto agreement; projects must make verifiable pollution reductions over and above their normal level.

By way of example, Carbon Clear is supporting an energy-efficiency project in Nicaragua, one of Latin America’s poorest countries. By working with a local not-for-profit organisation, Carbon Clear is investing in more efficient kilns that burn less wood and can even burn agricultural residues. It is estimated that over 11 million kg of wood is used each year in traditional kilns, contributing to rising CO2 levels, rapidly depleting local forest, and rising fuel costs for the local community. For each new kiln installed approximately 250 tonnes of CO2 will be saved through reducing unsustainable wood harvesting and burning more efficiently.

For further information visit Carbon Clear.

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