WCO2 Broadens its Product Offering to Include Emerging Markets

Global Carbon Project Management Company WCO2 is pleased to announce the addition of Emerging Markets projects to its extensive carbon offset solution.

Online PR News – 29-August-2011 – – Vienna (29/07/11) – Global Carbon Project Management Company WCO2 is pleased to announce the addition of Emerging Markets projects to its extensive carbon offset solution. With focus on the BRIC region, particularly India and China, the new carbon offset projects will provide clients with a diversified solution. The growth in Wind, Chemical, and Methane projects in the emerging economies has led to a renewed environmental interest in the region and has supplied a diversified scope for offset providers. Carbon brokers and Emissions Providers through WCO2 will be able to supply their clients access to both small and large offset projects throughout the planet. The company will continue to work with its providers to further enhance its project database and emissions solution. WCO2 is a Business to Business provider, focusing on carbon offset project solutions and consultancy services for small – medium businesses and carbon brokerage houses. Through the extensive global database of emerging and developed market offset projects, WCO2 is able to work with businesses to reduce their global footprint.

“We believe, the growth in the Emerging Markets is something that can not be dismissed. Through our valuable partnerships, we have been able to source carbon credits from some of the largest offset projects in China and India. We will be looking to extend our project reach in the region and look forward to the further development of green energy and environmental projects” (Otto W. Burchardt, MD)

Emerging Market Project Geography:
• Brazil, India, Russia, China (BRIC)
• Non Traditional Markets – Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand

What are Carbon Emissions ?
Carbon Credit and Emissions Trading are a component of national and international attempts to mitigate the growth in concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs). One carbon credit is equal to one ton of carbon dioxide, or in some markets, carbon dioxide equivalent gases. Carbon Offsetters or Brokerage Firms will purchase credits from WCO2 who has aggregated the credits from individual projects. The quality of the credits is based in part on the validation process and sophistication of the project.
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), defined in Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol, allows a country with an emission-reduction or emission-limitation commitment under the Kyoto Protocol (Annex B Party) to implement an emission-reduction project in developing countries. Such projects can earn saleable certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2, which can be counted towards meeting Kyoto targets.

Verified Emission Reductions or Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs) are commonly understood as tradable emission reductions that have been generated according to defined standards and requirements other than the Kyoto Protocol, exchanged in the voluntary or “Over-the-Counter” (OTC) market for carbon credits.

Who is WCO2 ?
WCO2 is a division of Winvestors Financial Advisors Ges.m.b.H. based in Vienna, Austria. WCO2 is a B2B Environmental Finance, Trading and Advisory company. WCO2 invests in Emission Reduction projects through its strategic relationships with the world's leading project developers. WCO2 sources and trades CER's and VER's for its clients and provides advisory services through contracted partners in the areas of

- Carbon Footprint Analysis
- Sustainability Strategies
- GHG Reductions Strategy
- Branding
- EPA GHG Reporting Rule Compliance
- SEC Disclosure Requirements
- Carbon Calculating Tools

Winvestors Financial Advisors Ges.m.b.H. is successfully supporting their customers in short-

and long-term investment decisions in the stock market since more than a decade. Their principles and goals have been checked and tested since the foundation in 1993 and represent the experience of a dedicated and well-trained staff.