Energy / Climate Change

October 30, 2010


Japanese MOE announces Certified Carbon Offsetting Projects

Keywords: Climate Change Government Non-manufacturing industry 

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on July 26, 2010, that it has approved two projects by two companies, Kaunet Co. and Super Hotel Co., to use its carbon offset certification label. The label is to be issued for projects approved by a third party, the Certification Center on Climate Change, in accordance with the certification criteria established by MOE. The aim of the label is to promote practices that support reliable carbon offset activities.

Kaunet, a mail-order house for office supplies and services, uses catalogs as an essential tool for mail-order marketing of office supplies and to offer office-related services. The company offsets the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted during the process of printing, binding and delivering the catalogs.

Super Hotel Co., a business hotel chain in Japan, offers customers what they call Eco Stay, an ecology-minded accommodation plan. The plan calculates actual CO2 emissions from electricity, gas and city water use per room in the hotels. This calculation of CO2 emissions helps the hotel promote guest participation in projects to reduce CO2 emissions, making it possible for Eco Plan to carry out carbon offsetting with guests who make reservations through its website. The plan enables the hotel chain to offset about 1.59 kilograms (25 percent) of the 6.3 kilograms of CO2 emitted per room.

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Posted: 2010/10/30 06:00:15 AM