Emission Trading Scheme, Carbon Offset Programs  & Your Business Darrin Bird  CEO/Founder
I am not here to… scare or convert to  climate change
I am here to… inform, motivate  & empower to
weather the storm  Government, customers, agents, competitors & suppliers.
What How Where About <ul><li>Forecast of actions </li></ul><ul><li>It will Affect you </li></ul><ul><li>Find higher ground...
What Forecast of actions
UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol Commitment “ CO2-e emissions reduction target 60% below 2000 levels by 2050”
N.E.T.S. National Emission Trading Scheme <ul><li>Cap on CO2-e Emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Starting 2010 </li></ul><ul><li...
N.E.T.S. National Emission Trading Scheme <ul><li>Doesn’t remove or offset CO2 </li></ul><ul><li>$25 (base) per tCO2e </li...
Reporting on CO2e Emissions <ul><li>GHG Protocol  (WBCSD - ISO  14064-65) </li></ul><ul><li>Government  (NGERS - OSCAR) </...
How It will affect you
Supply push <ul><li>Increase costs </li></ul><ul><li>Stationery energy (power/gas) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation fuel <...
Market pull <ul><li>Increasing Green Trend </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer “green” shift </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate social res...
Where To find higher ground
Set a Course <ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Action plan </li></ul>
Core Components <ul><li>Measure </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce </li></ul><ul><li>Offset </li></ul>
Reporting, Verification & Standards <ul><li>Transparent reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Independent verification </li></ul><ul...
Tools <ul><li>Strategic consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Management System (EMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Independent v...
About Carbon offset programs
Voluntary Carbon Offset Programs <ul><li>NETS doesn’t remove or offset carbon </li></ul><ul><li>Tangible customer voluntar...
Carbon Credits <ul><li>1 Carbon Credit = 1 tonne CO2-e </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery now (not 30 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Sta...
Carbon Credit Flavours <ul><li>VER Verified Emission Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>REC Renewable Energy Certificate </li></u...
How a VCO Works Meriton Apartments Carbonza Systems NER Carbon Registry Guest booking  + CO2 Offset Carbonza API Records T...
The Sum of Parts +  +
How do you get this? +  +
Government,  customers & competitors  are taking action.
What you do now will  prepare you to ride  out the storm
Know your CO2 footprint Reduce exposure Leverage the market
Thank you. [email_address]
Source: NASA Climate Change Animation
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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

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

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

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