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Today Carbon Clear officially announced the opening of its Paris office, its first outside the UK. Headquartered in London, Carbon Clear has established itself as a key player in the carbon management industry and entering the French market is a major development in its growth strategy.

There is mounting awareness in France of the environmental and business benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by cutting pollution wherever possible and offsetting any unavoidable emissions. There is also considerable support from the French Government which actively encourages companies to measure their carbon footprint, even providing subsidies for those wishing to take responsibility for the environmental impact of their business.

The French division of Carbon Clear will be led by experienced carbon specialist Alan Ocaňa Meyer. The team has already secured leading airport transfer company Alpline as a client plus Eurostar already offsets all its customer journeys with Carbon Clear and obviously has a significant presence in France and Belgium.

The Paris office will offer all the services currently available from Carbon Clear, plus it has been accredited to provide carbon footprint assessments to the Bilan Carbone standard, as endorsed by ADEME (The French Environmental and Energy Management Agency).

Commenting on the European expansion, Mark Chadwick, CEO, Carbon Clear, said: “The environment is central to government policy in France which creates a refreshingly proactive attitude to tackling climate change and the part business has to play in that fight. We’re keen to support the government initiatives to provide genuine incentives for businesses to cut their carbon footprints by providing high quality, standards-compliant services.”

He added: “The other key point about our growth is any additional markets present the opportunity for greater investment in our dedicated carbon reducing projects, which ultimately means greater reductions in global emissions.”

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If you would like any further information or to speak to Mark Chadwick or Jamal Gore from Carbon Clear’s management team please contact:
Zoe Porteous / Juliette Fleming
Boutique Communications
T: 01273 699500/07971 217755
E : carbonclear@boutiquecommunications.com

About Carbon Clear

Carbon Clear (www.carbon-clear.com) is a carbon management company that helps businesses and individuals to reduce their carbon impact. With offices in London and Paris, Carbon Clear is one of the largest independent firms operating in the carbon management sector.

Carbon Clear helps companies demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility by measuring corporate carbon footprints and advising on greenhouse gas emission reductions. In addition, Carbon Clear invests in carbon offset projects to cancel out the greenhouse gas pollution that is generated by activities such as travel, energy consumption, transportation and supply chain operations. Corporate customers include Eurostar, Multimap, Innocent Drinks, 3M and Computer Cab.

Carbon Clear is committed to a sustainable future and leads by example. As the first full service carbon management company with an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system, the company works to measure and continuously improve all aspects of its own environmental performance.

As an ethical business, Carbon Clear takes pains to ensure that its carbon offset projects provide verifiable environmental and social benefits.

To qualify for funding, projects must:

• Provide independently verifiable emissions reductions,

• Demonstrate additionality using Clean Development Mechanism or Voluntary Carbon Standard rules, showing that the project would not have happened without carbon offset funding,

• Contribute to sustainable livelihoods benefits for participating communities,

• Form part of a diverse portfolio that represents a range of geographies and technology types. Carbon Clear’s target portfolio achieves 80% of emissions reductions from clean energy technologies (renewable and efficiency) and 20% from sustainable tree planting initiatives.

For further information visit: http://www.carbon-clear.com.

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