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AkzoNobel’s Carbon Credits Methodology Wins Environmental Award

AkzoNobel’s carbon credits methodology for the shipping industry has won the Best Offsetting Project award in the 2015 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings. The first of its kind within the shipping industry, the carbon credits methodology is based on ship owners converting existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling system to a … Read more »

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Ship Owners to Receive $500,000 from Carbon Credit Claims

Two ship owners are due to be awarded a combined total of almost $500,000 when the first claims resulting from a carbon credits methodology developed by AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard Foundation are finalized next year. The program, launched in April, allows ships to generate income in the form of … Read more »

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Shipping Industry Carbon Credits Developed

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business and The Gold Standard Foundation have developed a carbon credit methodology for the international shipping industry that they say is the first of its kind. Certification by The Gold Standard for the peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits — thus income — for … Read more »

Gold Standard Projects ‘Deliver Billion of Dollars’ in Green, Social Benefits

Projects developed to combat climate change that are certified under The Gold Standard eco-label also deliver additional environmental and socio-economic benefits beyond carbon worth billions of dollars over the crediting period of the projects, according to research by that organization. In the research, economists captured and monetised the environmental and socio-economic … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ASTM 1527, NSF Building Products, LEED

ASTM has issued revised standard ASTM E1527-13, which governs phase I environmental site assessments. As discussed in our recent EL Analysts issue, the EPA uses the ASTM standard to determine whether companies have met the “All Appropriate Inquiry” requirement under the Superfund law. The agency is expected to rule by … Read more »

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