Innovative forest project used to offset emissions of the G8 Young Summit

ALLCOT Group retires 81 tons of emissions offsets on behalf of the G8YS from the REDD+ Purus Project to offset the event emissions.

 

ALLCOT Group  has supported the Summit with the donation of carbon offsets, neutralizing the environmental impact of the 2013 G8 Young Summit, an event that was held in London, UK.

The emissions covered for the offsetting covers those resulting from the use of the venue during the summit, as well as from attendees’ travel to and from the event. The exact number of offsets involved was calculated after the event, in cooperation with the summit organisers, based on the facility, as well as the number of attendees and the distance they travelled, resulting in a total of 81 tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions. All of which have been offset through a highly rated forestry project.

The summit is a unique invitation-only event that brings together the young leaders of tomorrow in the fields of business, politics, philanthropy and policy, ahead of the annual meetings of the G8.

The offsets have been generated by the Purus Project, which reduces emissions from deforestation and degradation in Acre, Brazil. It is protecting more than 85,000 acres of rare and threatened tropical rainforest in one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.

The ‘REDD+’ project is validated to both the Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard, ensuring the highest levels of environmental and social integrity.

As well as protecting the rainforest, thus reducing carbon emissions, the project will fund new school buildings and facilities, and the local community’s first health clinic.

For more information:

 Contact at G8 Young Summit:

Rachel Cohen Gerrol

rachel@pvblic.org

 Contact at ALLCOT:

Rosa Brosé
Corporate Communication
rbr@allcot.com

 

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