Have a look at our most recent project activities below. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or a full reference list.
As part of the compliance cycle for 2015 emissions we have verified +30 operators annual emission reports (in The Netherlands, Flanders and Walloon area) under the European Emission Trading Scheme. Mainly within the chemical and energy sector.EU ETS Allocation
We recently verified multiple applications new entrants, capacity changes for applying for free allocations under Art. 10 of the Community wide implementation measures (CIMs).Emission Trading in Swiss
We are working together with Groupe One in verification of applications for allowances within the Swiss Emission Trading Scheme.
As part of consortium, we are assissting the Commission and its Member States in the implementation of the MRR and AVR. The objective of this project is to support the Commission in developing a User Manual, Specific Guidance, Templates, Exemplars and Frequently Asked Questions.
In 2009 we were asked by ProRail in the Netherlands to help them develop the CO2 performance ladder. A tool that provides their suppliers an incentive to reduce ther carbon footprint as far as possible. Meanwhile the carbon reduction scheme has been picked up by major commissioners and was decided to place the scheme with an independent foundation named SKAO.SKAO
Currently more than 700 companies have have been certified against the CO2 Performance ladder. We are acting as an independent consultant to the SKAO and member of the Expert Commitee and technical commission.
Recently we have supported a large chemical production plant in developing its procedures for achieving ISO 50001 certificationGap analysis and Internal audits
We have performed serveral gap analysis to evaluate the preparedness for ISO 50001 certification. Mainly for clients within the chemical and transport sector.ISO50001 Certification
Conducting of ISO 50001 certification for some major players within the transport and food sector.
Since 2013 we are performing verification of GHG emissions in Qatar.
Recently we have been involved in the assurance process of 2015 Titan Cement sustainability report and their committments under the Cement Sustainable Initiative in reporting their GHG emissions.
We present during a ECRAN workshop on verification of GHG emissions in Serbia end June 2016
Sven Starckx is part of the non-key experts in the Europe Aid project regarding the implementation of an emissions trading scheme in South Korea.
We provided various training sessions in Indonesia, China, Thailand and India upon monitoring and verification under CDM for several types of projects (avoided flaring, coal mine methane, landfill gas, hydro).
CCI provided technical assistence to project developers for the development of project design docmentation, methodology and monitoring reports for various emissions projects. (landfill gas, coal mine methane, avoided flaring, biomass, hydro). Find some references below. For more info please contact us.
CCI provided technical assistance in the perparation of the PDD and registration process. We implemented the monitoring plan and trained the local operators. Assistance was provided during preparation of the monitoring report(s) and helped during the verification process. Successfull issuance of more than 12 reports totalling more than 500 000 tonnes of CO2.
CCI provided technical assistance in the perparation of the PDD and registration process. We implemented the monitoring plan and trained the local operators. Assistance was provided during preparation of the monitoring report(s) and helped during the verification process. Successfull issuance of more than 5 reports.
CCI provided technical assistance in the perparation of the PDD and registration process. We implemented the monitoring plan and trained the local operators. Assistance was provided during preparation of the monitoring report(s) and helped during the verification process. Successfull issuance of more than 3 reports.
As part of a consortium we were enganged by CEFIC/APPE for the verification of the EU product benchmark for steam crackers. In addition verification of product benchmarks and rulebooks were verified on behalf of the sector association for ammonia-nitric acid producers, soda ash, styrene production.
Since the beginning of the European Emission Trading Scheme we have developed and trained more than 150 EU ETS verifiers. We have developed a 5 day modular training on EU ETS and ISO14064 verification for a big certification company.
As part of consortium, we have been assisting the Commission in assessment of submitted National Implementing Measures (NIMs) related to Article 10a of Directive 2003/87/EC (Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme) product benchmarks under EU ETS. The objective of the current on-going work is to support the European Commission in the assessment of the NIMs in a timely manner. More specifically assist the Commission in performing the assessment of all amounts of emission allowances submitted in the National Implementation Measures Table; the calculation standard capacity utilisation factors for specific (sub) sectors; and to assist the Commission in communicating the tasks performed and the results achieved.
We offer our clients climate change, energy and sustainability related services. In order to serve our clients we have created a network of associated, highly experienced consultants offering expertise in different areas: the European Emission Trading Scheme, Kyoto Protocol based flexible mechanisms; JI/CDM, voluntary carbon standard, GHG reporting, energy management, certification and CSR.
Verification services independently or as subcontractor for a larger certification / verification organisation (eg. EU ETS annual emission reports, signifiant capacity extensions, F-gasses, Corporate GHG inventory Reports, Corporate Social Responsibility Reports and CDP submissions). Since the start in 2007 CCI is providing resources for some major EU ETS verification companies (ISO14064/AVR accredited) for verifying their annual CO2 emissions. CCI staff has been involved in the assurance engagement of HSBC Holdings, CRH plc, Titan Cement, State Street Bank, DesleeClama and others.
Managing GHG risks and identifying reductions opportunities might be: 1) Identifying risks associated with GHG constraints in the future, 2) Identifying cost effective reduction opportunities, 3) Setting GHG targets, measuring and reporting progress Whether operating local or internationally CCI can help you in determining your carbon footprint in accordance with internationally recognised standards (WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol, ISO 14064-1,2, IPEICA, CCAR, Bilan Carbone, ...).
CCI staff can provide expertise within aspects of National Inventory Reporting conform IPCC Guidance and has been involved is several projects for enhancement of countries reporting their national GHG emissions under their commitments to the UNFCCC and Long Range Transboundary Air Pollutants/National Emission Ceiling Directive (LRTAP/NEC). Recently we have performed Tier 1,2 uncertainty calculations of the Belgian LRATP inventory.
EU ETS installations facing capacity changes (increase) or new entrants might trigger the need for applying for (additional) emission allowances. CCI staff has proven experience in assessing applications CIMs and can help instatllations in the assessing capacity changes, determining start op normal operation and gather the information needed for preparation of the application request.
We can offer our experience in implementing a energy management system conform ISO 50001, performing independent internal audits, perform pre-assessments or provide certification. Our staff are Lead Auditors in various ISO standards.
CCI can provide assistance in building capacity, training can cover GHG inventory development, verification, MRV, uncertainty calculations, GHG/CSR reporting, ISO50001. Please contact us for more information.
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) are two of the three flexible mechanisms within the Kyoto Protocol. Meeting elegible Kyoto Protocol criteria, investments in emission reduction project(s) can generate emission reduction credits that can be traded and/or used for compliance. Besides a regulatory market a voluntary market exists (VERs, VCUs,..). CCI can help in the preparation of the project design documents, implementation of monitoring & reporting and develop the monitoring report.
Sustainability reporting is the practice of measuring, disclosing, and being accountable to internal and external stakeholders for organizational performance towards the goal of sustainable development. Good CSR reporting needs to strike the right balance of content, presentation, detail, as well as being accurate, transparent and balanced. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting Framework is intended to serve as a generally accepted framework for reporting on an organization’s economic, environmental, and social performance. It is designed for use by organizations of any size, sector, or location. CCI can help setting up your report, determine content, scope, layout, stakeholder engagement (AA1000), ensure complaince with GRI application levels on some or all aspects.
We offer our clients services related to climate change, energy & sustainability. In order to serve our clients, we have built an international network of associated, experienced consultants with an expert knowledge in different area’s: e.g. the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the Kyoto Protocol based flexible mechanisms, MRV, National Inventory Reporting under UNFCCC, voluntary schemes like the Voluntary Carbon Standard, Corporate Greenhouse Gas reporting and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting. We are subcontracting our knowledge to a number of large certification organisations like DNV, Lloyds Quality Assurance, Kiwa; partnering consultant agencies and some of the major project developers.
Our first question in any customer relationship is asking: “How can we work together to create a more innovative risk or process based solution?” or “How can we most effectively and creatively manage the process together to maximize the benefit from the time we have available?”.
We create a partnership from the very beginning of the process and concentrate on what the client and the business need rather than “just” providing the services. We pride ourselves on our approach, our tools our partnership and our innovation and we never compromise on quality and integrity.
Our goal is to become a highly appreciated, sustainable partner. Offering answers and solutions that create added value for your business.
Although our main focus has been beyond Belgian borders, we are experiencing a growing demand for advisory services on carbon emission trading, communication, carbon product labelling and GHG inventory development. It is our mission is to provide all of our clients highly qualitative sustainable solutions within the areas of climate change and Corporate Social Responsibility by bringing together our knowledge and (international) expertise. In offering our services we underwrite all aspects of ethical/sustainable behaviour.
CCI has been founded in October 2007 by Sven JP Starckx. Before founding CCI, Sven held a position as Technical Director at Det Norske Veritas (DNV) International Climate Change Services. Within this function he was responsible for technical issues regarding the European Emission Trading Scheme, the EU Monitoring and Reporting Guidelines (MRG and Corporate GHG verification (GHG Protocol/ISO14064/CSI). Sven holds a MSc in chemical engineering, an additional Masters in Environmental Studies (University Ghent) and an eMBA at University Antwerp Management School (UAMS). He has more than 20 years experience in international project managements of projects situated within the public and private domain. Before joining DNV, he was employed by KPMG and Environmental Resources Management (ERM).
Steve has over 25 years experience in a wide range of industrial and commercial fields. Expertise in greenhouse gas management, carbon foot printing, GHG inventories, and GHG accounting, including both combustion and process-related emissions. Steve brings strong commercial and strategic awareness and project management skills. Previously Steve was active at Parsons Brinkerhoff as a Principal Consultant and CH2M HILL as a Senior Consultant. Steve holds an MSc, Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London and a BSc (Hons), Chemical Engineering, from Imperial College, London.
Paul has a longstanding record in climate change services. He is founde of En-Vision (UK) and an active member of the UK Emission Trading Group (ETG) on monitoring an verification, permitting and data issues. Paul is an IEMA registered lead EMS auditor and a UKAS registered lead GHG verifier. Before Paul was GHG sector leader at DNV Certification, UK. Pauk holds a Master in Environmental Studies from the University if Adelaide and a BSc in Geology from the University of Portsmouth.
Bert brings in his extensive experience in supporting industrial and public sector in the development of their energy management strategy, energy audits, conceptual design and feasibility studies. He specifically focuses on the identification of opportunities for energy conservation, optimisation and integration of thermal processes, cogeneration and waste heat valorisation. A majority of projects lead by Bert are executed in the framework of voluntary and mandatory GHG reduction programs, cap-and-trade systems and energy benchmark agreements. Bert holds a MSc in Chemical Process Engineering and Nuclear Energy.
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