Australian ETS and carbon policy: How this will affect your business

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Presentation by Darrin Bird CEO Carbonza to the Backpacker Operators Association of NSW regarding the upcoming Emission Trading scheme and operating a business in a carbon constrained society

Presentation by Darrin Bird CEO Carbonza to the Backpacker Operators Association of NSW regarding the upcoming Emission Trading scheme and operating a business in a carbon constrained society

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  • 1. Emission Trading Scheme, Carbon Offset Programs & Your Business Darrin Bird CEO/Founder
  • 2. I am not here to… scare or convert to climate change
  • 3. I am here to… inform, motivate & empower to
  • 4. weather the storm Government, customers, agents, competitors & suppliers.
  • 5. What How Where About
    • Forecast of actions
    • It will Affect you
    • Find higher ground
    • The tools to get you there
  • 6. What Forecast of actions
  • 7. UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol Commitment “ CO2-e emissions reduction target 60% below 2000 levels by 2050”
  • 8. N.E.T.S. National Emission Trading Scheme
    • Cap on CO2-e Emissions
    • Starting 2010
    • Decrease 15% every 10 years
    • Offset/penalty everything over the cap
  • 9. N.E.T.S. National Emission Trading Scheme
    • Doesn’t remove or offset CO2
    • $25 (base) per tCO2e
    • User pays – you!
    • Inflation pressure
  • 10. Reporting on CO2e Emissions
    • GHG Protocol (WBCSD - ISO 14064-65)
    • Government (NGERS - OSCAR)
    • NGA Factors Workbook (AGO)
  • 11. How It will affect you
  • 12. Supply push
    • Increase costs
    • Stationery energy (power/gas)
    • Transportation fuel
    • Waste
    • Migrate whole supply chain
  • 13. Market pull
    • Increasing Green Trend
    • Consumer “green” shift
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Emission reporting / disclosure
    • Competitor shift
  • 14. Where To find higher ground
  • 15. Set a Course
    • Strategy
    • Policy
    • Action plan
  • 16. Core Components
    • Measure
    • Reduce
    • Offset
  • 17. Reporting, Verification & Standards
    • Transparent reporting
    • Independent verification
    • Adhere to Standards
  • 18. Tools
    • Strategic consultant
    • Environmental Management System (EMS)
    • Independent verification Greenglobe
  • 19. About Carbon offset programs
  • 20. Voluntary Carbon Offset Programs
    • NETS doesn’t remove or offset carbon
    • Tangible customer voluntary action
    • Marketing benefits
    • Leverage for more actions
  • 21. Carbon Credits
    • 1 Carbon Credit = 1 tonne CO2-e
    • Delivery now (not 30 years)
    • Standard (CDM, Gold, VCS, NGAC)
    • Independent verification
    • Certificated, registered, retired
  • 22. Carbon Credit Flavours
    • VER Verified Emission Reduction
    • REC Renewable Energy Certificate
    • Reforestation (sequestration 30 yrs/100 yrs)
    • REDDS Anti-Deforestation/Degradation
  • 23. How a VCO Works Meriton Apartments Carbonza Systems NER Carbon Registry Guest booking + CO2 Offset Carbonza API Records Transaction Transfer & retire credits Certificates issued
  • 24. The Sum of Parts + +
  • 25. How do you get this? + +
  • 26. Government, customers & competitors are taking action.
  • 27. What you do now will prepare you to ride out the storm
  • 28. Know your CO2 footprint Reduce exposure Leverage the market
  • 29. Thank you. [email_address]
  • 30. Source: NASA Climate Change Animation