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Climate Friendly Pty Ltd

Climate Friendly is an organisation dedicated to positive, meaningful and real action to address the global greenhouse problem. Our goal is to make it quick and easy for businesses and individuals to take immediate and meaningful action on climate change. We do this by investing in renewable energy projects that effectively keep carbon in the ground.

By measuring, offsetting and reducing your company's 'carbon footprint', your sustainability record will be grounded in real and measureable positive change. Climate Friendly is a 'profit for purpose' company. We believe that the key to creating large-scale greenhouse savings is via the sustainable business model, where financial health and sustainability are core business goals.

Contact:
Joel Fleming
Suite B, Level 2
140 William Street
East Sydney, NSW 2011

telephone : 61 2 9356 3600
facsimile : 61 2 8221 9895
email : joel.fleming@climatefriendly.com
website : www.climatefriendly.com


Member News

Green Globe Awards to SBA members
26 September 2013

The City of Sydney and Climate Friendly each won NSW Government Green Globe Awards this week, receiving awards from NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker for Local Government Sustainability and Climate Change Leadership categories. Read more...


Carbon finance helps preserve forests in Zimbabwe
24 September 2013

Climate Friendly's partner South Pole Carbon and Carbon Green Africa reached a major milestone. The community owned Kariba REDD+ Project based in Northern Zimbabwe issues carbon credits for the first time.

Over the past few decades, deforestation due to issues such as population growth and unsustainable forest management have ravaged the once vast Miombo forest in Zimbabwe.

Now, the Kariba REDD+ Project is using carbon finance to protect 785,000 hectares of this important forest that connects four national parks, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mana Pools, and several game reserves. Carbon credits from this project certified under Verified Carbon Standard and CCB Standards Gold Level are now available.

The conservation of the forest goes hand in hand with the wellbeing of the people of this project. By training locals about raising agricultural productivity, conservation farming and fire reduction, deforestation is prevented, food security is raised, more income generated, and carbon remains stored in the forest.

The local communities are also being supported to start businesses that rely on a healthy forest for their success, such as beekeeping for honey production and vegetable cultivation in community nutrition gardens.

Additional activities such as forest fire prevention and anti-poaching patrols ensure that vital wildlife corridors, such as for elephants and lions, are maintained. Funding for local schools, health clinics and improvement of local bridges, roads and other infrastructure mean the project impacts every aspect of life for the people who live there.

"This is a truly exciting project that creates meaningful and lasting change in the lives of thousands of people as well as protecting wildlife and the environment. This is an inspirational project that is full of great news stories that will inspire and engage any company's staff and customers." says Christian Dannecker, Director of Forestry, South Pole Carbon.

"This project demonstrates the value of carbon finance for the environment and for local people." says Freddy Sharpe, CEO, Climate Friendly.

"As carbon developers we and SPC are working closely with the local community, at their invitation, to realise the carbon benefits of their development programmes. Already we are seeing great outcomes for the community and for the environment." says Carbon Green Africa Director, Charles Ndondo.

More information
Please visit our website and watch the video: southpolecarbon.com

About Climate Friendly
Climate Friendly helps businesses globally to generate real commercial value from their sustainability programs. We deliver improvements in customer acquisition and retention, brand value, stakeholder engagement and risk management.

About South Pole Carbon
South Pole Carbon is an international company that specializes in market-based solutions to fight climate change. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the company was named "Best Project Developer" in Environmental Finance's Voluntary Carbon Market Survey. With thirteen offices around the globe, the company enables the implementation and operation of high-quality emission-reduction projects that address climate change and sustainable development. South Pole Carbon's portfolio includes, among others, projects that center on forestry and land use, renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and methane avoidance.

About Carbon Green Africa
Carbon Green Africa (CGA) is a Zimbabwe based company established to facilitate the generation of Carbon Credits through validating REDD projects in Zimbabwe, through its local team and network of partners. CGA's core competency is having the capability to enable successful conservation projects according to the rules of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Community, Climate and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) at Gold Level, and whilst also being able to make the project financially viable for all parties involved. This is a new yet working model in the carbon management arena. CGA has established very good association with a variety of entities to ensure the model works.

Contacts
South Pole Carbon: Tilmann Silber, t.silber@southpolecarbon.com, T+ 41 43 501 35 50
Carbon Green Africa: Steve Wentzel, steve@carbongreeninv.net

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