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VIDEO: Creating Value for Healthy Forests

Follow SCS as we verify a carbon offset project
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Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.

Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.

Strengthening Clean Energy with a Diverse Workforce

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by Kristen Graf, Executive Director, WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy)

PODCAST: How an Indonesian Coconut Plantation Inspired Mars’ “Aha Moment” on Sustainability

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You likely know Mars as the company behind M&M’s, Pedigree dog food, and Uncle Ben’s Rice. But Mars is also known for environmental leadership. In this episode, EDF’s Tom Murray chats with Mars Chief Sustainability and Chief Procurement Officer Barry Parkin on setting—and meeting—big climate goals.

“I suddenly got a sense of our impact on the planet. I immediately became intrigued, and then slightly overwhelmed, with the sustainability challenges we faced” says Barry Parkin of his visit to a coconut supplier in Indonesia.

Global Climate Action Summit Update—Will We See You There?

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By Kelly Gallo, Manager, BSR

With the Global Climate Action Summit coming up this September 12-14 in San Francisco, California, businesses, cities, states, investors, and citizens all have the opportunity to showcase extraordinary climate action commitments that will give world leaders the confidence to continue their support of the Paris Agreement and prevent the worst effects of climate change.

SCS Global Services Now Approved Verifier Under Airport Carbon Accreditation Program

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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.

Earth Hour 2018 – a New Generation of Leaders Turn Out to Turn up Climate Action

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March 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - This Saturday, March 24th at 8:30pm local time, World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour will sweep the globe. Millions of people, cities and businesses across the world will switch off their lights for one hour to show support for taking action to fight climate change.

Mike Bloomberg Named UN Special Envoy for Climate Action

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March 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mike Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Climate Action.

Evergreen Agriculture: A Solution for Degraded Landscapes

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Widespread land degradation is an increasing threat to ecosystem health, food production systems and livelihoods across sub-Saharan Africa. Processes such as soil erosion, biodiversity loss and deforestation, which are largely human-driven, significantly reduce the land’s capacity to deliver key ecosystem services including storm and drought buffering, soil nutrient availability, and thus food and fodder production.

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