The old curse "May you live in interesting times" is certainly coming true for most of us today. Global Warming is recognised as perhaps the greatest challenge to face not just this generation but potentially civilisation - so we need to get our act together.
The difficult part of course is how to best do this in a concerted way. As individuals we can do a lot, but at the same time, it is easy to feel like your efforts are going to waste: walk the kids to school and then be greeted by a cavalcade of 4WDs at the school gate; install energy saving light bulbs and then watch the neighbours install reverse cycle air-conditioning.
Individual action is critical but it needs to be supported by governments and by the business community as well. Most importantly, a price or penalties of some type need to be put on the production of greenhouse gas emissions. In our dollar driven world this is the most effective way to make everyone take responsibility.
In many parts of the world, including Australia with the introduction of a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme in 2010, a price is being put on emissions and the Carbon Economy has become a reality. As with any major economic development there are winners & losers in this new regime. In particular, businesses need to understand where they currently sit in this new type of economy & what the potential opportunities and risks may be as the price on greenhouse gas emissions increases in the future.
Hopefully though, the end result of a carbon price will be that we, and future generations, will all be winners in terms of the sustainability of human life on the planet.
In 2006, having had extensive experience in the business world, including experience with carbon credit development and trading, and having realised that there was a vast gap between where business was and where it needed to be, the founders of Greenhouse Gas Solutions decided to establish a specialist carbon business consultancy.
Our mission is to help our clients navigate through the new dynamic carbon economy, reduce their greenhouse gas impact on the planet and, if possible, assist them to become more profitable via the use of carbon trading and other incentives.
We offer a complete & integrated suite of services to assist our clients in-cluding:
- Education and training services for all levels of organisations to
assist them under-stand and identify greenhouse issues and
opportunities for their business.
- Strategic planning advice including carbon cost and abatement cost projections.
- Marketing advice for companies who are taking action against Global
Warming and wish to establish their credentials in this area.
- Identification of funding opportunities and assistance with applications.
- Greenhouse Gas Assessments and design and implementation of action
plans to re-duce greenhouse gas emissions and improve other
- Creating value for clients by generating carbon credits from their products and services.
- Providing impartial advice on carbon offsets.
Why work with us?
We are specialists in the area of Greenhouse Gas opportunities and risks, and we focus on having the latest information on government schemes the regulatory environment, product solutions and carbon trading opportunities.
The experience and background of our directors and staff ensures that we understand com-mercial realities and can offer solutions for your business or organisation that are sustainable, workable and financially viable in both the short term & longer term.
Elizabeth’s career commenced at Clayton Utz law firm where she worked in the banking and financial services area for 10 years. During this time she was seconded to Macquarie Bank where she worked in the treasury & trade-able products area.
In 1995 she joined Macquarie Bank where she headed the compliance group and had senior management roles de-veloping and implementing new financial products and managing the operational and legal issues and risks of the business.
Elizabeth has degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of New South Wales.
Mary Ann van Bodegraven
Mary Ann has over 15 years experience in Marketing and Strategic Business Development, working in senior man-agement roles with blue chip consumer goods companies Unilever, PepsiCo, Uncle Tobys and Philips Electronics.
In 2005 Mary Ann identified the opportunity and then intro-duced carbon trading to Philips Lighting internationally, also instigating Philips Australia's participation in the world's first carbon trading market, the New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme.
Mary Ann has an Honours degree in Politics from the Uni-versity of New England
If you think that we could help your organisation, or would like some further information, then just give us a call on 0413 622 152 or send an email to
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