First Climate LLC is Founding Reporter of The Climate Registry

Industry Leader Takes Action on Climate Change

(PresseBox) ( WASHINGTON, DC, )
First Climate LLC has become a Founding Reporter of The Climate Registry by being among the first to join the organization. The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization established to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in a common, accurate and transparent manner consistent across industry sectors and borders. Thirty-nine U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces, six Mexican states, three Native American tribes, and the District of Columbia are the founders of the organization.

"First Climate has demonstrated exemplary environmental leadership by courageously stepping forward to support The Climate Registry in its preliminary stages. We are deeply grateful for their integral support in helping to address the challenge of climate change," said Gina McCarthy, Chair of The Climate Registry.

A forerunner in the carbon market, First Climate has demonstrated environmental stewardship on several fronts by voluntarily committing to measure, independently verify, and publicly report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on an annual basis utilizing The Climate Registry General Reporting Protocol. The protocol is based on the internationally recognized GHG measurement standards of the World Resources Institute and World Business Council on Sustainability.

As a vertically integrated player covering the entire dynamic carbon market value chain, First Climate is in a leading position to help clients with the climate change portion of their Sustainability programs. First Climate combines the competence and expertise in methodology and project development from Factor AG with the financial savviness in carbon credit commercialization and the climate neutral expertise of 3C.

First Climate identifies emission reduction opportunities worldwide and facilitates the development, financing and implementation of climate protection projects (CDM, JI and VER) from its headquarters in Bad Vilbel/Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland, and offices and cooperations around the globe. They offer custom trading and risk management solutions for companies within the EU ETS, and support the structuring and development of carbon funds. Furthermore, First Climate is a first-class provider of climate neutral services, such as climate neutral strategy development, corporate carbon footprint assessment and retirement of high quality emission reduction credits from a global VER project portfolio.

First Climate LLC is the U.S. subsidiary of the globally expanding First Climate Group. The Washington, D.C.-based subsidiary recently announced it will open an office in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

Bjorn Fischer, Managing Director of First Climate LLC, in Washington, D.C. said, "The importance of the proper development of the US Market can not be understated and companies joining and aligning with The Climate Registry helps accomplish this. Sascha Lafeld, Executive Board Member at First Climate welcomes the Climate Registry's effort: "This initiative is a major step towards building a solid GHG accounting infrastructure, and we are proud to lend our support from the initiation of this project. A high-quality carbon marketplace needs such initiatives to increase standardization and transparency, and in the end, credibility.

Entities that join before May, 2008 are eligible to receive Founding Reporter status.

About The Climate Registry

Incorporated in March 2007 in Washington, DC, The Climate Registry sets consistent and transparent standards for the measurement, verification, and public reporting of greenhouse gas emissions throughout North America in a single unified registry. The Registry is a non-profit organization that supports both voluntary and mandatory reporting programs, provides meaningful information to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and embodies the highest levels of environmental integrity. For more information please visit,
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