The reporting period of the Annual Operation Certificate (COA) 2018 begins in Mexico and ALLCOT Group advises on this

The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico, SEMARNAT, has announced that on March 1 the reporting period for the Annual Operation Certificate (COA) 2018 has begun and that it ends on June 30, 2019.

The SEMARNAT is the one that reviews and concentrates the reporting instrument of the emissions and transfers of the establishments subject to federal competence report: fixed sources of federal jurisdiction, large generators of hazardous waste, waste management service providers, those that discharge water residuals to receiving bodies that are national waters, among others.

We should remember that Section VI of the COA reports and records the greenhouse gas emissions of 2018, as part of the National Emissions Registry, for which the same period applies to the Reporting Entities obliged to do so since they are generators.

Do you know if your company is subject to mandatory reporting? If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with Allcot Group, we advise on these procedures. You can write to Jessica Domínguez jd@allcot.com.

¿What is COA?

The Annual Operation Certificate (COA) provides information on emissions and transfer of pollutants to the air, water, soil and subsoil, hazardous materials and waste at the federal level in Mexico, to analyze the inflows and outflows, and apply reduction of pollutants, develop environmental and energy indicators, establish priorities under cost-benefit criteria and increase efficiency and reduce environmental damage, favoring competitiveness at the international level.

For companies, the COA is a pollution prevention tool that aims to improve environmental performance in the industry and serves as an internal use report that becomes an instrument for environmental planning and, as well as for the adoption of clean technologies or programs to detect environmental problems.

Job Description: Sales Trader. Madrid-Paris or Sofia

ALLCOT Group is one of the leading companies in environmental financial services. Founded in 2009 in Switzerland, it soon expanded its operations internationally.

 The culture at ALLCOT Group brings together smart and talented people from diverse backgrounds who enjoy a collaborative and innovative environment that supports flexible and agile working. You’d be joining a leading company in environmental finance with the career potential you’d expect and develop a set of highly sought-after transferable skills.

Primary Responsibilities

The company is looking for a Sales Trader in the Environmental commodities space to work in Madrid (Spain), Paris (France) or Sofia (Bulgaria)

The role will include:

  • Joining the Sales Trading department of ALLCOT Group.
  • Understanding a dynamic marketplace with all the opportunities that may arise.
  • Building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Liaise with the Treasury Department and Back Office to achieve a smooth trading process in place.
  • Represent the firm at conferences.
  • Engage with, follow and be up to date with regulatory policy.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Economics, Business or Energy related fields
  • Proficiency in English
  • 0-3 years of relevant experience
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and team-oriented person
  • A professional that takes responsibility for his/her own decision

Compensation & benefits:

  • We are looking for the most skilled professionals in the market and we want to provide the chance to achieve an excellent result-oriented bonus scheme
  • Challenging work environment
  • Excellent Work-Life balance

How to apply:

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to : allcot@allcot.com

 

 

ALLCOT Group achieved the milestone of selling all the TIGRs originated with the project San Rafael AGEN SA

ALLCOT Group achieved the milestone of selling all the TIGRs originated with the project San Rafael AGEN SA. Now, ALLCOT is working on the process of generating a new batch of them to meet the demand of this kind of credits. Also, the company is working on the developing of other projects that will generate TIGRs.

The San Rafael project reduces emissions of energy generation by supplying the national grid with clean renewable energy. The project itself is a hydroelectric power generation with a capacity of 4.2 MW and is located in the San Macros province of Guatemala. The project is owned by AGEN S.A, a renewable energy developer registered in Guatemala who have developed and financed the project themselves with only support from the local bank.

The project has a positive social impact on the local communities where AGEN provides, employment and business opportunities for the locals, as well as improving the local infrastructure. This project advances the following United Nations Sustainability Development Goals: 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all); 8 (Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all) and 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts).

About TIGRs

The Tradable Instrument for Global Renewables (TIGR) Registry is an online platform for tracking and trading RECs. The Registry enables developers to generate, verify, and sell RECs. It allows buyers to source RECs anywhere in the world while managing all assets in a single online portal.

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) track all environmental attributes of 1 megawatt hour of renewably generated power. This allows buyers to demonstrate progress toward sustainability goals in a metric, transparent, and verifiable way. For renewable power generators, RECs can provide an additional revenue stream and shorten payback periods on investments.

If you want to know more about TIGRs, you have more information here

 

ALLCOT Group, one of the key companies of Global Carbon Offset/Carbon Credit Trading Service Market Growth (Status and Outlook) 2019-2024 report

Carbon Offset/Carbon Credit Trading Service market Report, carried out by Pioneer Reports, offers important information linked to the overall market and price forecast over a five-year period, from 2019 to 2024. In this research, the experts have provided essential figures which relates to the production and consumption forecast for the key regions, production forecast by type, and consumption forecast by application. Carbon Offset/Carbon Credit Trading Service market 2019 report displays in depth analysis of the parent market based on top players, present, past and futuristic data for profitable guide.

The Report Covers of Various Company Profiles of Fundamental Market Players of Carbon Offset/Carbon Credit Trading Service Market and ALLCOT Group is one of them.

This report divides the market into a few key countries based on sales (consumption), revenue, market share, and growth rate of the market in these countries over the forecast period 2019-2021.

The points that are deliberated within the report are the key market players such as manufacturers, raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers, end users, traders, distributors and etc. The capacity, production, price, income, cost, gross margin, sales volume, sales revenue, consumption, growth rate, import, export, supply, future strategies, and the technological progresses that are incorporated within the report

The Carbon Offset/Carbon Credit Trading Service market is scrutinized for price, cost and gross. These three points are investigated for types, companies and regions. Data sale price and region is also comprised. Finally, Carbon Offset/Carbon Credit Trading Service market report is the reliable source for gaining the market research that will exponentially accelerate your business.

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Where carbon credits meet Agroforestry: a partnership between ALLCOT and reNature

ALLCOT Group and reNature Foundation signed an agreement to generate carbon credits from Agroforestry projects located above all in Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia.

Carbon credits have always been dialoguing mainly with reforestation programs, but now it’s time to give Agroforestry a chance. Since Agriculture is the major driver of depletion of natural resources worldwide, ALLCOT & reNature is now teaming up to show the science and economical viability of shifting to a more sustainable way of producing food and raw materials.

Agroforestry prevents slash and burn methods and restores the natural balance between water, air, soil and biodiversity, bringing back ‘nature’ in farming. Mixed planting systems like agroforestry have a much higher carbon capture levels than monocrop systems.

reNature Foundation help farmers, companies and industries to change their commodity production method to a Regenerative Agroforestry system. Instead of growing one single crop like corn or cocoa that needs high quantities of water and inputs, and just exhausts the soil, they teach farmers how to grow multiple types of crops together that support and strengthen each other as well as improving the condition of the soil. ReNature exchanges knowledge, designs, and implements economical viable model farms.

“The goal of reNature Foundation is to restore 1.000.000 million hectares of degraded landscape worldwide through by 2030. Allcot is the perfect partner to reach that goal”, said Felipe Villela, co-founder of reNature.

“I am delighted with this synergy. I think that to support agroforestry is essential nowadays if we want to reach ODS and the Paris Agreement”, said Alexis L. Leroy, CEO & Founder of ALLCOT.

 

Affif Campos Sefair and Nicolas Roduner join as new Director and Commercial Manager respectively at ALLCOT Colombia

Affif Campos Sefair has become the new Director of ALLCOT Colombia. Francisco Charry, who until now held this position, leaves the company to begin a new professional stage: he will occupy a high position in the public sector. He will work as the new Director of Climate Change and Risk Management of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia.

Affif Campos Sefair has a long experience. He is a Professional in Business Administration and Law, specialization in Environmental Law. He is qualified for job performance as an advisor and consultant in specific areas of management and administrative logistics, with extensive knowledge in labor law, human resources and execution of processes by objectives.

In recent years he has provided freelance services of legal consulting, recruitment and environmental in the private area with Environmental Business and Technologies Ltda. He also has experience in management positions in the public sector, in which activities of management and planning of the Government Office and Institutional Development of the Mayor’s Office of Chía, in Cundinamarca, were developed.

For his part, Nicolas Roduner will work as Commercial Manager at ALLCOT Colombia. In recent years he has provided technical, regulatory and strategic advisory services to public and private customers on renewable investment decisions and on the policy framework within the Swiss and the EU ETS. He has also worked on projects to reduce emissions in Latin America and has given support in the implementation and promotion of energy districts in Colombia.

To contact the two new members of ALLCOT Colombia, you can do it here:

Affif Campos Sefair: as@allcot.com

Nicolas Roduner: nr@allcto.com

 

Start Fitness Club, carbon neutral thanks to its agreement with ALLCOT

Start Fitness Club, located in Nice (France), has become carbon neutral thanks to its agreement with ALLCOT, which has calculated the emissions generated by the club in 2017. Also, ALLCOT carried out the offsetting process. This is the first fitness club in France to calculate and offset their emissions, so this initiative shows its commitment to sustainability.

The GHG emissions of Start Fitness Club came from the generation of purchased electricity consumed by the company. Also, some of them are a result of the water consumption, and the emissions generated in the production of some goods they bought during the last year due to the activity of the club, and their correspondent waste.

After knowing the emissions they generated, Daniel Hallifax, owner of Start Fitness Club,  decided to offset them. The offsetting of CO2 consists of an economic investment in projects that are usually in developing countries that eliminate from the atmosphere a volume of emissions equivalent to the amount produced elsewhere.

The project chosen by the club to offset their emissions is the Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation (RMDLT) in Pará, Brazil. This project supports the fragile ecosystem of the Amazonian rainforest by preventing deforestation and giving degraded forests an opportunity to regenerate. It will prevent net emissions of more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the project’s 40 year lifetime. This project also supports 130 families living by subsistence agriculture and provides protected habitats for animals in danger of extinction.

CPLC Secretariat awarded second COP24 Carbon Pricing Champion Award

The International Emissions Trading Association and the Climate Markets and Investment Association presented the second Carbon Pricing Champion Award, sponsored by ALLCOT Group and CRX, to the Secretariat of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

The award was presented to Angela Churie Kallhauge, Head of Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Secretariat.

The award salutes those who demonstrate true leadership by taking action and inspiring others to leverage the power of carbon pricing for the global good.

“We’re thrilled to recognise the work of the CPLC Secretariat in supporting those jurisdictions who are committed to putting a price on carbon,” said Dirk Forrister, CEO of IETA. “The CPLC team helps bring together business and governments, environmental NGOs and academics to build momentum for carbon pricing that work.”

“CPLC is a really important initiative,” said Margaret-Ann Splawn, Executive Director of CMIA. “The Secretariat’s accumulation of experience, data and knowledge is a valuable tool for the success of the Paris Agreement, as the CPLC expands the use of carbon pricing policies.”

Inaugurated in Paris in 2015, the CPLC groups 33 national and sub-national governments with more than 160 private sector companies and business groups dedicated to advancing the carbon pricing agenda.

IETA and CMIA thanked sponsors ALLCOT Group and Climate Resources Exchange for supporting the Carbon Pricing Champion Awards.

“We are very proud to be able to support this initiative, promoted by IETA and CMIA. CPLC team led by Angela Churie Kallhauge deserves this recognition. We find their work on building traction around carbon pricing key to allow private to take concrete action. We have seen that more and more leaders inspired by the Coalition’s work and hope this will encourage further”, said Alexis Leroy, CEO and Founder of ALLCOT.

ABOUT THE CARBON PRICING CHAMPION AWARDS

CMIA and IETA launched the Carbon Pricing Champion Awards at the Paris COP in 2015. Over the last three years this award has recognised California, Ontario, Quebec, New Zealand and Chile for their progress on market-based instruments to address climate change.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING ASSOCIATON:

IETA is the voice of business on carbon markets around the world. Established in 1999, IETA’s members include global leaders in the electricity, oil/gas, cement, aluminium, chemical, mining, technology, standards, verification, broking, trading, legal, finance, accounting and consulting industries.

ABOUT CLIMATE MARKETS & INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION:

CMIA is a non profit trade association with the mission to stimulate a shift in the direction and scale of private and public financial flows into investments which are consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

ABOUT ALLCOT GROUP:

ALLCOT develops, manages and trades in all sectors related with climate change mitigation. The company is a leader in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, management tools and strategies for businesses of all sizes.

ABOUT CLIMATE RESOURCES EXCHANGE:

CRX offers services in engineering consulting & carbon consulting. These include energy efficiency projects, carbon profiling, carbon offsets, sustainability reporting, renewables project origination and corporate social strategising.

Government of Colombia awarded first COP24 Carbon Pricing Champion Award

The International Emissions Trading Association and the Climate Markets and Investment Association presented the Carbon Pricing Champion Award to the Republic of Colombia, sponsored by ALLCOT Group and CRX. The award was presented to Ricardo José Lozano, Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development.

The award recognises the the leadership of the Colombian government in the promotion of carbon pricing and offsetting as instruments to address climate change.

“IETA is delighted to recognise yet another country using market mechanisms to advance the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Dirk Forrister, CEO of IETA. “Since the Agreement was signed, we are seeing significant growth in emissions markets.”

“This award recognises how government policy is helping to drive technological advances, by incentivising innovation and investment in low-cost abatement projects,” said Margaret-Ann Splawn, Executive Director of CMIA. “This is what carbon pricing using market mechanisms is all about.”

The government of Colombia, led by the Ministry of Environment, has made a significant effort to promote robust accounting, environmental integrity and transparency to avoid double counting.

This has increased confidence in market-based instruments as one of the options to support mitigation action for achieving Nationally-Determined Contributions.

IETA and CMIA’s award is also intended to highlight Colombia’s work on a full regulatory package that includes a domestic offsetting program for the country’s carbon tax (Decree 926/2017), and a regulation on monitoring, reporting and verification (Resolution 1447/2018) which is based on registry, accounting and additionality aspects.

IETA and CMIA thanked sponsors ALLCOT Group and Climate Resources Exchange for supporting the Carbon Pricing Champion Awards.

“In the crucial times, we wanted to support leadership in the carbon markets development, reason for which we decided to sponsor this prize promoted by IETA and CMIA. We are very proud to be part of this initiative and rejoice that the Colombian government won this well deserved award. Colombia initiatives have set a landmark precedent which we hope will find hecho throughout the Americas.”, said Alexis Leroy, CEO and Founder of ALLCOT.

Dirk Forrister, Chief Executive Officer and President of International Emissions Trading Association; Sebastian Carranza, Specialist, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia; Ricardo Jose Lozano, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia; Margaret-Ann Splawn, Executive Director of Climate Markets and Investment Association; Alexis L. Leroy, CEO and Founder of ALLCOT Group and Tommi Neuvonen, COO, ALLCOT Group were in the event (photo from left to right).

ABOUT THE CARBON PRICING CHAMPION AWARDS:

CMIA and IETA launched the Carbon Pricing Champion Awards at the Paris COP in 2015. Over the last three years this award has recognised California, Ontario, Quebec, New Zealand and Chile for their progress on market-based instruments to address climate change.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING ASSOCIATON:

IETA is the voice of business on carbon markets around the world. Established in 1999, IETA’s members include global leaders in the electricity, oil/gas, cement, aluminium, chemical, mining, technology, standards, verification, broking, trading, legal, finance, accounting and consulting industries.

ABOUT CLIMATE MARKETS & INVESTORS ASSOCIATION:

CMIA is a non profit trade association with the mission to stimulate a shift in the direction and scale of private and public financial flows into investments which are consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

ABOUT ALLCOT GROUP:

ALLCOT develops, manages and trades in all sectors related with climate change mitigation. The company is a leader in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, management tools and strategies for businesses of all sizes.

ABOUT CLIMATE RESOURCES EXCHANGE:

CRX offers services in engineering consulting & carbon consulting. These include energy efficiency projects, carbon profiling, carbon offsets, sustainability reporting, renewables project origination and corporate social strategising.

Veridium, the first customer that bets on the TIGRs originated and traded by ALLCOT

Veridium, a collaborative initiative to create a regenerative economy that sustains our planet’s natural resources and reduces carbon emissions, has become the first company which has bought TIGRs originated and traded with projects in which ALLCOT is working: two hydroelectric plants and a 5MW solar park.

The system Veridium is building turns industry-standard carbon offsets into freely tradeable tokenized assets. With their partners, they are creating a marketplace that will automate the corporate carbon credit accounting and offsetting process across global supply chains.

Two months ago, ALLCOT Group achieved the milestone of 58,000 TIGRs successfully originated and traded with 3 projects developed and implemented for 2 companies in Guatemala in the first semester of 2018. This achievement was relevant considering that these projects for developers and traders are the first of this kind in America. Now, Veridium has become the first customer that bets on the TIGRs.

The Tradable Instrument for Global Renewables (TIGR) Registry is an online platform for tracking and trading RECs. The Registry enables developers to generate, verify, and sell RECs. It allows buyers to source RECs anywhere in the world while managing all assets in a single online portal.

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) track all environmental attributes of 1 megawatt hour of renewably generated power. This allows buyers to demonstrate progress toward sustainability goals in a metric, transparent, and verifiable way. For renewable power generators, RECs can provide an additional revenue stream and shorten payback periods on investments.