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Clients case studies

ECCM has a track record of successfully delivering work to a wide range of clients in both private and public sectors. We have delivered to major European companies; recent work includes coordinating carbon baseline assessment of sites in Scotland for BP (a member of the Scottish Forestry Alliance). We also provide ongoing scientific and technical support to The CarbonNeutral Company, a London based company that sells carbon offsets in the voluntary market.

ECCM works in partnership with organisations and companies developing sustainable projects in areas of poverty and environmental degradation such as UK- and Mozambique-based Envirotrade Ltd, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Below are selected case studies from our range of clients:

Business solutions
BP

Developing a pioneering research programme to measure carbon baselines and monitor carbon uptake for the Scottish Forest Alliance.

FIA Foundation Designing the FIA Foundation's "Cars in the greenhouse" website design and offsetting GHG impact of Formula 1 racing.
General Electric Responsible for assessing the potential economic implications of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for GE's high performance gas turbine technologies.
UK Water Industry Compilation of a GHG inventory for the UK Water Industry and development of marginal abatement cost curves.
DHL Developing a logical framework for selecting Alternative Vehicle Technologies.
Tetrapak Responsible for developing an accurate and low-maintenance GHG monitoring system for Tetra Pak.
The CarbonNeutral Company Providing policy and technical support to The CarbonNeutral Company voluntary carbon offset programme - from GHG assessment to monitoring of planting sites.
Scottish Woodlands Developing tools to facilitate participation of the European rural sector in carbon markets.
Public sector and NGOs
Asian Development Bank Assessing the Potential for a Forest Carbon Fund in the Mekong Region in Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam.
WBCSD Development of International Protocols for GHG Mitigation Projects ensuring progress of the project and reviewing the quality of inputs from authors of the report.
UNCCD Projects to Combat Desertification and Sequester Carbon: Reviewed project proposals, trained and advised project preparation teams.
IPCC Contribution to the IPCC report on good practice in the monitoring of forestry projects within the CDM and JI frameworks. Authors of the IPCC Special Report on Land Use, Land use Change and Forestry.
Department for International Development (DFID, UK)

Designing and managing sustainable forestry and land use projects for carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation in Latin America.

Running policy workshops and producing publications on rural livelihoods and carbon management; contributing to "Laying the Foundations for the CDM" website and booklet (www.cdmcapacity.org).

DEFRA Production of baseline and screening criteria for selecting CDM land use projects and running policy workshops on carbon offset forestry.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Reporting on baselines and benchmarking for carbon sequestration by afforestation and reforestation.
International Energy Agency (IEA) Generating technical specifications for land use and forestry activities.