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Companies Want Guidance on UK Carbon Trading Scheme

Submitted by: Green Power Conferences

Categories: Environment, Business Ethics

Posted: Apr 22, 2008 – 08:12 AM EST


London event to provide insight on Carbon Reduction Commitment

Apr. 22 /CSRwire/ - LONDON – April 22, 2008 – Companies are looking forward to getting more guidance on the UK's new mandatory carbon trading scheme, the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), at Corporate Climate Response – London.

"I am interested in how the league table will be publicised and getting more information on how the carbon budgets will be set," says Maggie Kemp, Environment Manager, Cable & Wireless.

Kemp will be speaking at Corporate Climate Response – London which takes place May 20-21st at the CBI Conference Centre. She will be joined by leading companies and Defra experts to examine how the CRC will operate and its effect on business. UK Minister for the Environment, Phil Woolas MP, will deliver the keynote address at this event.

'I am interested in seeing the depth of commitment that companies across different sectors have in measuring their carbon footprint, and in particular if they are using any methodologies which we may be able to use in some areas ,' says Dave Farebrother, Environmental Director, Land Securities.

Carbon management is the first step in preparing for the Carbon Reduction Commitment 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 prepare 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. The event also focuses on reducing climate impact across the food supply chain with a full day dedicated to Climate Change and the Food Industry.

Speakers from over 25 top companies are presenting at this event including representatives from:

Tesco * M&S * B&Q * BSkyB * Land Securities * Cable & Wireless * BAA * Barclays * Cisco * IBM * Innocent * Cadbury Schweppes * Nestle * GlaxoSmithKline * The Co-Operative Group * Pepsi * Scottish & Newcastle.

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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Pia Dorfinger Green Power Conferences
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