Sascha Lafeld

23 May 2013 — First Climate, which has representatives in Sydney, has been awarded Best Trading Company 2012 in Environmental Finance’s voluntary market survey.

First Climate founder Sascha Lafeld said First Climate helped businesses reduce their impact on the global climate “tackling water scarcity, hunger, poverty  and other developmental issues along the way”.

“Over the past six years, we have offset more than 14 million tons of emissions reductions from verified climate projects, making us one of the world’s leading service providers for climate protection and water solutions.

“With representatives of our multinational team located in Frankfurt, Hamburg, New York and Sydney we are able to serve our clients around the clock on a global scale.”

Environmental Finance defines “voluntary carbon” as carbon credits bought or sold to help organisations or individuals offset carbon emissions where they are not required by regulation to do so.

It may be to help meet self-imposed emissions goals or to gain experience ahead of carbon regulations.

The results will be published in the May-June 2013 issue of Environmental Finance, and the summer issue of Carbon Finance.

Environmental Finance is an e-magazine published by Environmental Finance Publications.

It covers the impact of environmental issues on the lending, insurance, investment and trading decision affecting industry.