Introduced by a foreword by Lord Nicholas Stern, lead author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and former Chief Economist of the World Bank, this book, is the most comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding the opportunities offered by regulated and voluntary carbon markets for tackling climate change. The lead author is Arnaud Brohé, Managing Partner at CO2logic.
Combining theoretical aspects with practical applications, this book is for business leaders, finance people, carbon traders, lawyers, bankers, researchers, policy makers and anyone interested in market-mechanisms to mitigate climate change. An original feature? This book is ‘ CO2 neutral’.
The emissions related to the production of this book have been estimated through a detailed analysis of the carbon emissions related to the supply chain. Using research and emission factors compiled by the French agency for the environment and energy management (ADEME) and the UK Carbon Trust, CO2logic has calculated the carbon footprint of this book.
The production of 620g of paper is responsible for the emissions of 1250g of CO2 equivalent (forest product manufacturing facilities, the collection and production of the fibers, the sorting and processing of recovered paper before it enters the recycling process). The other processes involved in the production of this book (ink production, transport, printing and the distribution of the book) have an estimate carbon footprint of 352 gCO2 per book. In total the carbon footprint is estimated to be around 1.6 kg CO2 per book. This is equivalent to driving 6 miles with the average British car or to working 12 hours on a desktop using the average electricity emission factor in the UK.
Having calculated and analyzed the options to reduce its carbon footprint, Earthscan has concluded a partnership with CO2logic to offset the remaining emissions related to the production of this book. In practice, a project which values local farmer’s agricultural waste in Rajasthan (India) to produce green renewable electricity will be supported and the related carbon credits (CERs) will be cancelled in order to offset the relevant emissions. Through this voluntary and credible action Earthscan and CO2logic hope to contribute towards the protection of our climate.