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World Carbon Database Launches To Track Global Carbon Offsets.

TerraPass, Native Energy, Bonneville Are First To Sign On

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  -- The World Carbon Database (WCD WCD World Commission on Dams
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) today launched the world's first integrated database for carbon offset credits and carbon reduction credits. WCD, a non-profit open resource, uses proprietary data collection tools at the point of sale to archive customer and product data, and is a single comprehensive source for data about carbon credit purchases and purchasers. WCD's database will provide the basis for consistent, in-depth and up-to-the-minute analysis of consumer activity in the emerging carbon markets. The WCD anticipates that its market data will support decision making for carbon management services, policy makers, consumers, and carbon trading operations. WCD's data will also be a source for academic research about the carbon markets. The database found at www.worldcarbondatabase.org is a single source for data about carbon credit purchases and purchasers.

"We are thrilled by the early adoption of the WCD. Our partners will make this endeavor a true success and we're pleased to see offset sellers joining us to support the initiation of WCD," said Fred Krueger, Founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of the WCD. WCD has already received commitment from many of the major carbon offset providers including founding partners and industry leaders TerraPass, BEF BEF

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 (Bonneville Environmental Foundation The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit organization that markets green power products to public utilities, businesses, government agencies and individuals. ) and Native Energy. These companies are the first to offer their clients the opportunity to be listed in the WCD.

Tom Boucher, founder and CEO of NativeEnergy said, "Having an organization step up to provide this kind of support to the voluntary carbon market is tremendous. For almost a decade, we have been supporting projects that are causing real reductions in greenhouse gases, and this outreach will help us as we expand our work in the next decade."

According to Minor Childers, WCD President, "The carbon market will not reach critical mass until consumers understand the value of offsets. This understanding begins by learning about climate change itself." WCD is currently enlisting the world's senior scientific leadership to wage the war for this knowledge. WCD is in discussions with Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography: see California, Univ. of.  to create a worldwide educational network anchored by its database. A customized learning portal is already under development that will link WCD members to the science behind climate change. "It's not enough to just deal with offset credits," says Terri Durbin, WCD's Director of Partnerships, "businesses and consumers demand to know what it all means."

Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been at the forefront of climate change research for more than 50 years, beginning with the early studies of Charles David Keeling Charles David Keeling (April 20 1928 - June 20 2005) was an American scientist whose recording of carbon dioxide at the Mauna Loa Observatory[1] first alerted the world to the anthropogenic contribution to the "greenhouse effect" and global warming.  on carbon dioxide carbon dioxide, chemical compound, CO2, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is about one and one-half times as dense as air under ordinary conditions of temperature and pressure.  concentrations and the vision of former Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Roger Revelle of the future of the earth and the impact of greenhouse gases. The inception of the "Keeling Curve," a history of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, marked a key moment in American science history. More recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “IPCC” redirects here. For other uses, see IPCC (disambiguation).
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment
 (IPCC See IMS Forum. ), a United Nations-sponsored body of scientists that includes several from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel.  along with former Vice President Al Gore. About a dozen Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists contributed to the Fourth Assessment Report. Much of what is referenced the IPCC's reports on the state of climate change research is work that is done at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

In the near future, WCD will offer users a full suite of educational programs customized for participants of all ages developed in conjunction with Scripps Institution of Oceanography. "At WCD our business is more than just data, it's knowledge," said WCD President Minor Childers.

About World Carbon Database

The World Carbon Database (WCD) is a non-profit open resource that indexes carbon offsets. WCD (patent pending) does not sell carbon offsets, and is an entirely free service, designed only to promote the usage of carbon offsets and responsible ecological behavior. For more information please visit www.worldcarbondatabase.org.
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