London, UK (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
This week sees the re-launch of carbon-investments.co.uk, a leading UK information portal for carbon credits and carbon investment opportunities operated by green investments media Dezz. The revised website features a convenient directory of carbon offset brokers, its purpose being to connect potential investors with premium carbon credit brokers which can help them find the most appropriate carbon credits for their needs.
With the early 21st century being all about “carbon footprints” and “carbon neutrality”, businesses and individuals alike are seeking to reduce their negative impact on the environment. One of the most effective ways to do that is by investing in carbon offsetting but when it comes to buying carbon credits or investing in carbon offset projects, there’s an element of insecurity since both companies and individuals tend to be unfamiliar with the intricacies of the carbon credit market.
With this in mind, the newly re-launched carbon information portal invezz.com has added a directory of top carbon offset brokers to its catalogue of information services. The new directory will assist investors in finding a carbon offset broker able to offer a variety of carbon credits generated on the basis of a range of offset projects.
Even with investors confident enough to look for carbon offset projects themselves, a number will prefer to engage brokerage firms to help them in the process of choosing carbon credits. Carbon offset brokers work directly with project developers and wholesalers, meaning that they can offer a wide choice of different carbon credits to socially responsible corporates and private citizens seeking to offset their carbon footprint or to investors seeking to take advantage of carbon trading.
There are different types of carbon credits, being offsets which have been issued for compliance purposes (in the EU Emissions Trading System, for instance), or offered to investors interested in voluntary carbon offsetting or in trading outside compliance regimes. These carbon credits are certified in accordance with different standards, there being no one global verification mechanism, and this can be confusing for prospective purchasers. Carbon credit brokers can help here also by giving guidance as to the type of carbon credit which will be most fit for purpose.
Carbon credits are issued with a “vintage”, a factor which can influence their price. As used in relation to carbon credits, the term “vintage” refers to the year in which the relevant emissions reduction has either occurred or is expected to occur. Carbon credit brokers can help investors maximise the return on their investment in carbon credits by selling or buying with reference to the vintage of given credits.
There’s no doubting the benefits of using a brokerage service for investing in carbon credit projects but it can be difficult for the prospective investor to find trusted carbon credit brokers with the right product to offer. invezz.com’s new directory should be the first port of call for corporates and individuals which have decided to use the expert services of a carbon offset broker.
To learn more about the latest trends in carbon trading and to get more information on carbon offset brokers and carbon investment opportunities,visit invezz.com.
Dezz is a UK-based boutique digital media company providing original and reliable up-to-date information in the area of carbon credit trading and sustainable investments to large investment company decision makers, NGOs and to eco-minded individuals.