In addition to developing the methodology for the very first carbon offset project while at the World Resources Institute from 1988-1991, the Climatographers developed or were involved with many "first generation" carbon offset projects, and have worked on or evaluated hundreds of projects over the years.
Used by electric utilities in the United States and Japan, the Climatographers developed the first carbon market price forecasting model based on a global supply curve and allowing users to specify a range of scenario variables including offset use, offset sectors, and offset quality thresholds.
In the first power plant siting proceeding of its kind, the state of Oregon in 1996 had several power plant developers competed for a siting permit based on their proposals' net CO2 emissions inclusive of offsets. The Cimatographers were expert witnesses in the case and developed the winning offset portfolio.
When sustainability leader Stonyfield Farm Yogurt decided to go carbon neutral in 1996, it chose the Climatographers to calculate its carbon footprint (Scopes 1-3) and manage the process of getting to carbon neutrality.
When the London School of Economics hosted its first business climate risk course, it could not find a textbook. Upon request, the Climatographers co-authored "The Changing Profile of Business Climate Risk."
While authoring the first climate risk textbook, the Climatographers recognized that the field would be changing far too rapidly to keep such a textbook current. That's why they started building the Climate Web. Today it is the closest thing to a collective intelligence for understanding and managing business climate risks.
Leveraging the Climate Web, the Climatographers can rapidly and cost-effectively deliver webinars and briefings, or support internal discussions and brainstorming. Contact us to discuss how we can help you advance your climate goals.
Companies are increasingly expected to have carried out "due diligence" as part of climate risk assessment and management. Given the number of risk and opportunity variables and their complexity, due diligence is not easy. The Climatographers can help!
Climate red team
Want to review the big picture when it comes to your overall corporate climate strategy? Need to zero in on remaining weaknesses? Use the Climatographers as a "Climate Red Team" to quickly review the big picture and flag potential problems meriting your attention.
carbon offset swot
Carbon offsets remain contentious and can pose real business risks. Take advantage of the Climatographers' 35+ years of carbon offset and carbon markets experience via a Carbon Offset SWOT analysis. Evaluate a specific project, or your entire portfolio!
Scenario planning can play a big role in robust climate risk assessment and management, but can turn into a check-the-box exercise will little true strategic value. Leverage thousands of hours of scenario planning-relevant content in the Climate Web!
If you have thought about a knowledge management system to get your head around relevant climate topics on your or on your clients' behalf (as climate advisors or lawyers), jump start a KM system with slices of, or a full copy of, the Climate Web!
From my perspective, the Climatographers and their Climate Web resources offer the most balanced and comprehensive basis for risk assessment and risk management available.
Risk Expert, Sandia Nat'l Lab (ret)
Having the Climate Web available is like having 100 leading experts in climate science, climate risk, risk management, and corporate strategy collaborating with you at the decision-making table.
Fortune 100 Client
We worked with Mark Trexler and his team for years at Stonyfield Farm Yogurt, starting in 1996. Mark is a rare breed of consultant - deep expertise, yet an ability to translate highly technical information and make it easily understandable. We highly recommend him!
Chief Catalyst, Hirshberg Strategic
Mark Trexler's team's deep knowledge of climate change risk and adaptation issues is simply unsurpassed. Their domain knowledge, analytic capabilities, and ability to communicate a truly complex issue to a sometimes reluctant audience is extremely impressive.
Director of Environment, Det Norske Veritas (DNV
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