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Verco's research into carbon offsetting and reduction for international aviation

From 2016 to 2018, Verco were commissioned under the FCO’s Global Britain Fund with the British Embassy in Russia to provide policy advice and evaluation for the Russian Federation. Over three years, we delivered research and advice for the Ministry for Economic Development and Ministry for Natural Resources on international best practice examples of carbon regulation, carbon pricing and energy efficiency policy including the UK.

In September 2018, Senior Consultant Adam Smith presented the findings of a research project looking at the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or CORSIA, an emission reduction approach for the global airline industry, developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Adam spoke at the second Climate Forum of Russia Cities, held in Moscow, alongside an international panel of guest speakers from across Europe and Asia.

This report summarises the findings of the research.

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Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) briefing

The Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) programme is to provide matched funding for feasibility studies and the capital cost of implementing industrial heat recovery projects in England and Wales. The programme is due to run from late 2018 to March 2021. This note provides a summary of the programme.

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Science-based target setting – Part 1 of 3

Over 300 companies from across the world are now committed to setting evidence-based corporate carbon targets. The Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi) – a collaborative project between the CDP, UN, WRI and WWF - has recruited dozens of global giants from many economic sectors to the ‘Call To Action’.

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ESOS – What your Evidence Pack should contain

As the name suggests, the Evidence Pack documents evidence to prove that you have complied with the ESOS Regulations. It is also an internal resource to organise and store all ESOS information.

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An introduction to the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)

IPMVP is now the most widely used and recognised M&V protocol in the world . Originally developed in the mid-1990s by the US Department of Energy, IPMVP provides a standardised, transparent approach that ensures all parties can understand the parameters to be used in evaluating the performance of an energy saving project and hence can have confidence in the result.

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