Emissions trading is the primary climate policy instrument in Europe. In Germany participation is mandatory for the operators of some 1,900 plants. New instruments like the market stability reserve, stricter allocation regulations and tighter benchmark standards will provide for a shortage of certificates as of 2019. FutureCamp can help you interpret these new decisions and find your right answers.
FutureCamp is among the most experienced and competent partners for companies in this business field. We support facility operators with a broad range of consulting services across the board:
- Optimal application strategies for the allocation of EU emissions allowances including application with the Form Management System (FMS)
- Carbon management: Defining and implementing long-term monitoring and emissions management systems
- Emissions reporting and production reports
- Communication with the German Emissions Trading Authority (virtual post office - VPS)
"In addition to operational support, our customers get significant added value in particular through comprehensive quality assurance, comparison of application data with all relevant allocation rules, review of special rules, observation of legislative developments and administration of the application process, as well as our role as a contact and discussion partner for emissions trading-specific issues."
Thomas Mühlpointner is a member of the management of FutureCamp Climate. He is an expert in all questions around the EU ETS and, since starting work for FutureCamp in 2003, he has supported facility operators regarding European emissions allowance trading.
Grillo Werke AG
When it comes to emissions trading, Grillo Werke have put their trust in FutureCamp. Among other things we support Grillo Werke in CO2 certificate trading and filing applications for preserving electricity price compensation.
Download: Services EU Emissions Trading
For the period 2013-2020 and beyond, electricity-intensive industries can be compensated for the costs ensuing through CO2 emissions trading in the EU, which are passed on to them indirectly through the electricity price.
We prepare the data for entry in the required software (Form Management System FMS) and finalize the application. We can also take over the electronic communication with the German Emissions Trading Authority DEHSt via the virtual post office (VPS).
EU emissions trading poses new challenges and tasks in many economic sectors. The monitoring and analysis of the climate and energy policy developments as well as the CO2 market are of strategic and operational importance. They have implications for the CO2 management and procurement strategy.
Managing the company’s CO2 position and an appropriate procurement strategy represent a key factor in remaining competitive, realising opportunities and hedging against future risks. This applies to plant operators, as well as project developers, financial institutions and stock exchanges.
This is why we support you in both the mandatory and the voluntary markets:
- Management of allowances accounts in the Union registry
- Regular market information and customer-specific newsletter
- Processing of trading transactions on the spot market for existing customers
- Market monitoring and analysis, implications for procurement strategy
- Definition of company-specific CO2 position (incl. scenario analysis if applicable)
"We have a broad portfolio of CO2 allowances from the voluntary market, e.g. VERs, Gold Standard VERs and VCUs from renewable energy projects, as well as CERs, from Asia and South America, etc. We attach particular importance to ensuring that our certificates come from projects that have been independently audited and, in addition to environmental benefits, bring additional social and economic benefits to the local population. Since we ourselves have developed over 100 VER, JI and CDM projects, we know what is important."
Dominik Glock is responsible for the business areas trading and research at FutureCamp. Since joining the company in 2006, he has been assisting customers in purchasing and selling emission certificates in EU emissions trading and for the voluntary market.
The Paris Convention confirms and extends the market mechanisms to motivate the ambitions of national climate protection contributions as a sensible support instrument.
The leeway is now larger following the expansion of the former CDM into the Sustainable Development Mechanism and a new framework for cooperative approaches. Here the options for measures and activities are larger. At the same time, however, new challenges and tasks have appeared on the horizon.
Due to our long-term experience in the development and support of over 100 JI, CDM and VER projects, we are also right at home in the new mechanism and, as such, the right partner for the implementation of your climate protection project.
We will accompany you in current and future market mechanisms, from the evaluation of your project idea all the way to the marketing of the certificates. Where required, we will develop a custom methodology for your project.
"With Bayer, we developed the first CDM methodology of its kind in the agricultural sector for the approval of emission reductions associated with a change in the rice cultivation method. A traditional method used Asia-wide relies on continuous flooding of the rice fields with water. This leads to the emission of the greenhouse gas methane. By switching to direct sowing with only temporary flooding, labour and emissions can be reduced while crop yields remain constant. For the design of the project, we had to work with scientists, authorities and of course the farmers in Indonesia, as well as with the competent UN body. And we also had to learn how nature can limit our ambitions: we lost an entire season of methane emissions measuring in the fields due to a grasshopper plague."
Felix Nickel is a member of the management of FutureCamp Climate. He is responsible for international projects at FutureCamp and has developed numerous approaches for the implementation of CO2 reduction projects under the CDM and Gold Standard, in the field of renewable energies, in the chemical and agricultural sector.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
FutureCamp contributed to the ongoing policy-making process for future burden-sharing in Europe with proposals for the use of project-based instruments.
A large number of investors and companies have come to see that climate change and its closely related topic areas of energy and raw material efficiency, renewable energies and forest conservation are increasingly becoming a key value driver for enterprises. These topics will shape and change the development of entire industries and markets.
The CDP interviews companies on behalf of institutional investors on their handling of the various aspects of climate change. In focus are corporate emissions ("corporate carbon footprint"), reduction targets, opportunities and threats, and strategic consequences. For large companies participation is now a matter of course, and also in the area of medium and smaller companies, the number of participants is growing steadily. In addition to climate, the CDP has launched a survey on water management with the CDP Water Program and is gathering data from an increasing number of companies.
Participation pays off on the one hand with regard to your investor relations, one the other – it serves to help you identify in-house areas with improvement potential.
FutureCamp supports companies with the following services:
- Calculation of carbon and water footprint
- Appraisal of existing situation and formulation of responses
- "Response Check" for completeness and consistency
- Identification and implementation of fields of action with regard to opportunities and threats
- Further development of its climate strategy and reduction targets, including science-based targets
- Scenario analysis
As a company, you benefit from our very extensive long-year experience in the field of climate change.
CDP: Award for FC customers
In 2017, the CDP again rated many of the customers advised by FutureCamp with an A for their climate protection and water conservation commitment.
Together with our customers we are pleased about their place on the A-list: Deutsche Telekom (A), HeidelbergCement (A- for Climate and Water), Lanxess (A), OMV (A-), Austrian Post (A), Raiffeisenbank International - Vienna (A-), Symrise (A for Climate and Water) , ThyssenKrupp (A).
A place on the A-list of the CDP is only attainable for companies that are leaders in their environmental performance. For 2017, the CDP raised their requirements again. We are all the more pleased that the companies we support rank among the top climate leaders.
"FutureCamp supported us very competently and helped widen our methodological range - in terms of climate, water and forestry."
Pascal Jahns, Symrise
"FutureCamp looks into our content in great depth and gives valuable hints leading to substantial improvements."
Stefanie Holz, Lanxess
Carbon footprints establish the relationship between specific activities and their respective climate impacts. They represent the starting point for any climate protection scheme – anything from individual measures to comprehensive climate strategies.
It is becoming increasingly important to determine the exact carbon footprint of a single product. Suppliers, in particular, are faced with this requirement more and more often on the customer side. If the customer also wants to use this information in his sustainability reporting, recognized standards must be used.
FutureCamp compiles footprints and inventories for institutions, products and events. We work in accordance with internationally accepted standards and use software tools that we have developed specifically for this purpose.
We support our customers in developing climate neutral products and emissions compensation strategies. We identify high quality climate protection projects and procure CO2 certificates for the emissions compensation.
"True to the motto 'do good and talk about it', we will help you quantify your carbon foot print and communicate your commitment to climate protection to the general public."
Since 2011, Hannah Powarcinsky has been advising public clients and industrial companies on sustainability reporting, carbon footprinting, climate neutrality and climate strategy for FutureCamp. Being in charge of emissions trading and emission certificate management in the voluntary sector, she also looks for the right climate protection project for your company to compensate for your unavoidable emissions.
We assist the food manufacturer with compiling the Corporate Carbon Footprint, the advancement of the climate strategy including the definition of a long-term CO2 target and with CDP reporting.
State administrations of Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Thuringia
We assisted the state administrations in the preparation of CO2 opening balances and the development of reduction potential as well as reduction paths - with the aim of achieving climate-neutral state administrations.
KlimaManufaktur: A clean climate with little effort!
Discover the services of our subsidiary KlimaManufaktur. KlimaManufaktur offers a wide range of products and services for the voluntary compensation of emissions harmful for the climate in the private, business and municipal sectors. On the one hand, you can quickly and easily purchase finished products. On the other – we very much want to encourage you to assemble your individual products that are adapted to your needs, as is customary in every manufactory. For this we have developed our high-quality emissions calculator.