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Global attention to climate issues has increased dramatically over the past few years. Hurricane Katrina that battered New Orleans seemed to be a turning point, a wake-up call for those still questioning if climate change is for real. Since then it has climbed to the top of the global political agenda with a string of bold announcements of the need for action.

No company can disregard this development. Whatever the political response, it requires a corporate strategy that addresses the challenges and exploits the opportunities that result from this new global reality. New policies, procedures, mechanisms and technologies have been put together in less than 10 years responding to the need for greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Such a scramble fosters volatility and demands well-informed corporate carbon strategies. Therefore, companies with

  • large portfolios of carbon credits for compliance, or
  • project based credits meant for trading, or
  • interests in supplying technology for climate projects, or
  • considering investments based on the present and future climate regime

need to draft strategies that ensure timely responses to changes in framework conditions – such as

  • the growing delay in CDM project registration, or
  • the changing priorities for a climate regime to follow post 2012, or
  • the priority of climate issues in corporate social responsibility strategies.

CVDTC is centrally placed for providing advice on corporate carbon strategies. China, where CVDTC is established, represents close to 60% of the project based carbon market, and CVDTC has a significant share of it. China is also the place, where key building blocks for a new climate regime will be carved out or laid down. CVDTCs staff has several years of experience in project development, research and climate policy, and is well connected in the Chinese climate set-up, which makes CVDTC the obvious choice for corporations considering:

  • Carbon Portfolio Analysis
  • Market analysis (projects and credits markets and factors driving their development)
  • Sustainability analysis and promotion (corporate social responsibility and climate change)