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The Southern Plains Land Trust, working with the Environmental Defense Fund, has sold the first listed grassland carbon credits, making possible the restoration and preservation of two Colorado ranches that together sequester 8,000 metric tons of soil carbon per year. SCS Global Services conducted the third-party verification of the carbon offset project, confirming the accuracy of the emissions reductions and compliance with the Climate Action Reserve’s Grassland Project Protocol. The project was funded in part by a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant.
New Conservation International report documents progress
International NGO Conservation International’s new progress report on Starbuck’s C.A.F.E. Practices program for responsibly sourced coffee provides an in-depth look at the positive impact one company is having on land conservation and human dignity.
Organizations around the world are harnessing the power of the land to sequester carbon dioxide in the fight to mitigate climate change. Stepped up efforts by environmental non-governmental organizations, private project developers, and municipalities to maintain and enhance healthy forests are delivering direct climate benefits, and in many cases, financial returns as well.
Carbon Offset Projects Come in All Shapes and Sizes
SCS Global Services and other third-party certification bodies joined representatives from WWF China, IKEA, the Chinese Academy of Forestry and the Fujian University of Agroforestry in mid-June for field trials of the new Chinese National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS). The certification bodies were calibrating interpretations of the new standard, which will be used to conduct all Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) evaluations in China once it is approved. See further details at
Popular environmental impact estimator aims to drive innovation in paper use and purchasing
ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - An improved web-based Paper Calculator, launched today by the Environmental Paper Network-North America, will provide tens of thousands of annual users with new information and features to help them measure the impacts of their paper and reduce that impact through better choices.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, is now authorized under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program to verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories for participating Airports. This accreditation is the latest addition to SCS’ broad suite of carbon footprint, carbon offset validation and verification, GHG management, and other climate-change related services.
SCS Global Services independently confirms facilities’ conformance to AWS Standard
EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, has certified that MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery and the Global Water Center conform with the requirements of the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard), the first-ever comprehensive global standard for measuring responsible water stewardship across social, environmental and economic criteria.
For years, people have debated the question of whether paper derived from wood pulp can truly be environmentally friendly. To answer this question, you must consider the sustainability of the source of the wood or other materials used for fiber production, the amount of fiber, water, energy, and other resources used in production, the amount and fate of pollutants generated during the production process, and the potential recyclability or biodegradability of the end product. In short, the entire product life-cycle.