UPM supports new ClimateSeed climate-action platform with Gold Standard carbon credits from its Sichuan Household Biogas Programme

Beijing/Munich, 11 March 2019 | News Release

From now on, UPM sells Gold Standard carbon credits from its much sought-after Sichuan Rural Poor-Household Biogas Programme via ClimateSeed, a new climate-action platform which is a BNP Paribas initiative and a Social Business recognized by Nobel Peace Prize Prof. Yunus. It is 100% dedicated to solving human problems and fight climate change. 

ClimateSeed is achieving its mission by operating a digital marketplace that connects a sustainable ecosystem of organizations, experts and project carriers that want to have an immediate positive impact on the planet.

In the ClimateSeed platform, organisations and corporations can support sustainable projects that capture and avoid GHG emissions. By supporting these sustainable projects, they can compensate the carbon emissions of their daily activity and they can also create zero-impact businesses, products, events and cities.

To do so, they sign up to climateseed.com, browse and contribute to those sustainable quality-checked projects to securely and easily offset their emissions. This way, organisations and corporations can boost their brand and competitive advantage by positively impacting the environment and society. Then, they can use ClimateSeed tools to promote their climate-positive actions and shape their education campaign for clients, employees and investors.

All presented climate action projects should have high co-benefits and need to be certified by most reputable international standards such as Verra (ex-VCS) and the Gold Standard to qualify for offering their VERs (Voluntary Emission Reductions) or VCUs (Verified Carbon Units) through ClimateSeed.

“We are convinced that ClimateSeed will be a highly useful platform to bring together the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality checked carbon credits with the most sophisticated carbon offsetters and impact investors. Therefore, we are really pleased to be an official ClimateSeed partner and look forward to having a long and successful cooperation,” UPM’s Managing Director Martin Dilger on the reasons to join this initiative.

For more information, please visit: www.climateseed.com

Your contacts at UPM for the Sichuan Household Biogas PoA and its GS CERs are:

Martin Dilger, Managing Director, UPM Germany
mdilger(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +49 89 1222197 – 50

and

Gaiai Guo, Vice General Manager, UPM China
guog(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +86 10 6468 0500 

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