WCO2 Launches Carbon Emissions Calculator
10/06/2011

Leading Global Carbon Project Management company WCO2 releases a Carbon Calculator

Online PR News – 06-October-2011 – – Vienna – Global Carbon Project Management Company WCO2 is pleased to announce the launch of its proprietary carbon emissions calculator. The new calculator will allow clients to calculate their individual or business carbon footprint and determine the number of required tonnes to offset their emissions.

WCO2 is a European based 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, the company is able to work with leading companies to reduce their global footprint. WCO2 will provide the carbon calculator to its clients on both a white label and non white label basis, hence providing a valuable metric for both individuals and businesses, who wish to measure their carbon emissions.

“The Carbon Emissions Calculator is a new addition to the suite of tools and services we offer our clients. WCO2 is constantly looking to transform its unique product offering, and we believe that the Carbon Calculator will be a valuable resource.” (Otto W. Burchardt, MD)

Calculations Available
• Household Electricity and Energy Emissions
• Car, Fleet and Transportation Emissions
• Freight and Cargo Emissions
• Office Energy and Space Emissions

Emissions Methodology
WCO2 utilised a number of governmental and non-governmental sources for the emissions methodology and the appropriate calculations. Predominantly the US Energy Information Administration was utilised, as this department supplied WCO2 with accurate up to date information and data. Other organisational bodies that were used include the Defra / DECCs Reporting, the World Resources Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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
- Sustainabilty 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.