UPM is Carbon Offset Partner Sponsor of Carbon Expo 2014
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|Original Source||Carbon Expo Newsletter|
|Publication Date||May 22, 2014|
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The verified greenhouse gas emissions of the Carbon Expo 2014 in Cologne will be compensated by cancellation of premium-quality Gold Standard Certified Emission Reductions (GS CERs) from the Sichuan Poor Rural-Household Biogas Development Programme.
This Programme of Activities (PoA) is developed by German UPM GmbH, and its Chinese cooperation partner Chengdu Oasis Co. Ltd. It enables up to one million low-income rural households in China’s Sichuan province to supply themselves conveniently and cheaply with renewable energy from their own small-scale biogas plants for cooking and heating.
With a total potential GHG emissions reduction of up to 20 million tCO2e due to avoided emissions of methane from animal husbandry and the substitution of coal and firewood by clean biogas, UPM’s benchmark PoA is one of the largest and most ambitious climate protection programmes within the CDM and the Gold Standard.
In addition, it significantly improves income, environmental conditions, health and quality of living of the participating farmer families and thus strongly contributes to sustainable regional development in remote mountain areas of Sichuan.
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