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UK Minister for the Environment to Open Climate Conference

Published 04-01-08

Submitted by Green Power Conferences

LONDON - April 1, 2008 - UK Minister for the Environment, Phil Woolas MP, will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Corporate Climate Response - London event, which takes place May 20-21st.

The Minister will discuss how the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the new mandatory carbon cap-and-trade scheme, will impact businesses operating in the UK.

He will be joined by leading experts from Defra who were instrumental in developing the CRC and representatives from leading UK businesses affected by the scheme including BSkyB, B&Q, IBM, Barclays, Land Securities, BAA and Cable & Wireless.

Carbon management is the first step in preparing for the CRC which has serious impacts for companies across all sectors. This is the first time, for instance, companies will be required to publicly disclose their carbon footprints in an annual league table.

Corporate Climate Response "“ London will help companies implicated in the scheme by addressing key topics including coverage criteria, landlord-tenant relations, the introductory phase and the design of the league table. This is the only event that will bring together Defra representatives, companies, energy providers and carbon management experts to discuss and debate the CRC's operation.

This event, which is organized by Green Power Conferences, also focuses on reducing climate impact across the food supply chain with a full day dedicated to Climate Change and the Food Industry.

Representatives from Tesco, M&S, Nestle, The Co-operative Group, Cadbury Schweppes, Pepsi, Scottish & Newcastle, and GSK are among those presenting on this day. Topics to be covered include building sustainable food supply chains, carbon labelling, water conservation, cutting emissions from packaging and waste, and the next step in food retailer response.

Early sign-up is encouraged as last year’s Corporate Climate Response "“ London event sold out with over 200 sustainability professionals in attendance.

To download the event brochure, please visit the Corporate Climate Response web site at: http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/corporateclimateresponse/CCRLondon_08.html

For more information, please contact: Pia Dorfinger, +44 207 801 6333 or pia.dorfinger@greenpowerconferences.com

About Green Power Conferences:

Green Power Conferences provides high quality, interactive events specializing in four areas: Renewables, Biofuels, Carbon Markets and Corporate Climate Response. Corporate Climate Response events bring together companies, regulators and other carbon experts to discuss how companies can best reduce their overall carbon emissions.

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Green Power Conferences provides high quality, interactive events specializing in four areas: Renewables, Biofuels, Carbon Markets and Corporate Climate Response. Corporate Climate Response events bring together companies, regulators and other carbon experts to discuss how companies can best reduce their overall carbon emissions.

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