AECOM Environmental Breakfast Seminars – Scotland

Carbon Management, Finance and Offsetting

Presented by Simon Wynne (AECOM) and Owen Hewlett (Davis Langdon)

08:00 to 09:30 Thursday 5th July 2012
Abode Hotel Glasgow, Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2SZ

The seminar will also be presented as a live WebCast

Carbon management has many facets, but these can be bought together under two headings – mandatory (legislation) and voluntary.

Legislation such as the Climate Change Act 2008 (UK), Energy Act 2011 (UK), EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU), Carbon Reduction Commitment (UK) and European Performance of Buildings Directive (EU). Scotland has its own legislation in the form of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 which goes further than the Climate Change Act 2008 for the UK, along with supporting policy documents such as Our Energy Efficiency Plan and the Draft Electricity Generation Policy Statement. All seek to reduce carbon emissions through a number of methods; from reporting emissions through to ‘cap and trade’ schemes requiring the purchase of allowances for each unit of carbon emitted and all have compliance requirements that are enforceable in law.

Voluntary actions take the form of organisations taking a lead within their sector, to report (through the Carbon Disclosure Project for example) and reduce their emissions (through sector agreements and organisation reduction targets for example). These tend to be included within an overall corporate sustainability or corporate social responsibility commitment. Emissions reductions are made through reducing energy consumption, water consumption and minimising waste, which also deliver substantial cost reductions. These actions also improve an organisation’s reputation and is an effective way to differentiate themselves and their product or service within their market.

International climate change legislation and voluntary carbon management incorporate a number of ‘flexible mechanisms’ to allow organisations comply with targets and achieve their goals. AECOM is able to connect organisations with these markets and mechanisms by advising on optimisation of allowances and credits, credit purchase and project development.

Simon Wynne is a Technical Director specialising in carbon management and EMIS with several years’ experience delivering a range of carbon and energy management services to large international corporate organisations and the UK public sector.

His experience includes providing strategic carbon and energy management programmes to clients with a track record of delivering carbon and energy savings, to enable clients to meet and exceed their targets and expectations through identifying and implementing carbon and energy reduction projects. Simon is very experienced in conducting site surveys and providing detailed site audit reports which include an action plan of reduction recommendations with payback periods. Simon has extensive experience of using a variety of systems and analysis tools for collecting carbon emissions data and analysing clients carbon footprint. He also has experience of the implementation of energy and carbon management systems (software) for clients to assist with data gathering and analysis of the clients carbon footprint. He has also conducted AMR and sub metering feasibility studies and implementation of metering projects for clients to allow detailed consumption data to be available for analysis purposes.

Owen Hewlett specialises in Carbon Management with a particular expertise in mitigation including international legislation, carbon offsetting and finance. Owen has led projects and programmes across Africa and Asia in both the compliance and voluntary markets. He is also a member of the prestigious Gold Standard Technical Advisory Committee and a regular contributor to the Clean Development Mechanism consultation process.

This will be the first in a series of bi-monthly seminars focusing on key climate change topics in Scotland.

Please contact angela.morrison@aecom.com for booking information.

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