PORRITT DELIVERS DENMAUR COP21 SEMINAR @ HIPPODROME

12-May-2016

PORRITT DELIVERS DENMAUR COP21 SEMINAR @ HIPPODROME

Jonathon Porritt, a leading UK environmentalist led the speakers at Denmaur Independent Papers’ Revive launch and COP21 seminar. This well attended event took place in the iconic Hippodrome just off Leicester Square in Central London.

Porritt, himself a former Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, which advised HM Government on all things sustainable from 2000-9, is perhaps best known for his championing of environmental issues and his advocacy of radical Green alternatives for the UK and the world.

During his address, Porritt assessed the COP21 seminar, the legislation emanating from it and likely further steps for the future.

Together with important contributions from Tom Hill, an environmental economist from PwC, Julia Young, Manager of Global Forest Trade Network from the WWF, Jonathan Tame from CarbonCo and Roger Wilson from the World Land Trust, the seminar sought to address the likely impact of the legislation emanating from the Paris conference for governments, businesses and non-profit organisations with specific reference to their printed collateral and communications.  

Launching Revive paper at the seminar, Denmaur Independent Papers brings to market a wide range of recycled papers available in 9 options, 4 finishes and a wide grammage range from 54-350gsm.

In addition, Revive is offered with FREE carbon balancing. This gives organisations using the Revive range an opportunity to offset the carbon emissions created in the manufacture and transport of the paper – a valid and measurable way of further reducing carbon footprint of printed media, an important element in CSR reporting.

Carbon Balanced Paper is managed in the UK by CarbonCo on behalf of the World Land Trust (WLT), an international conservation charity, through the preservation of high conservation forests saving threatened habitats and their biodiversity. Sir David Attenborough is among its patrons, along with David Gower OBE and Chris Packham.

Peter Sommerville, Denmaur Independent Papers’ Marketing Director commented, “Denmaur has proactively sought to source high quality papers with the highest environmental certifications for a number of years. The relaunch of Revive recycled papers is a natural extension of this approach for us. The range uniquely combines commercial print papers, with 3  new magazine papers, all offered carbon balanced free of charge.”

Jonathan Tame, Director of the CarbonCo, commented, “Bringing together the Revive brand of recycled papers with Carbon Balanced Paper is not just a simple way for an organisation to reduce their carbon emissions but, at the same time, it helps them to assist to preserve threatened habitats for future generations.”

For further information on Denmaur Independent Papers and its services, contact Denmaur Independent Papers’ Marketing Director, Peter Sommerville or visit www.denmaur.com

 

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Notes to editors

About Denmaur Independent Papers Limited

Denmaur Papers was formed in 1983. The UK-based independent paper merchant group supplies graphic papers and paper management solutions to publishers, printers and end users. In 2015-16, Denmaur Independent Papers sold over 200,000 metric tonnes of paper.

  1. If you have any queries please contact Peter Sommerville (07770 721170) at Denmaur Independent Papers.
  2. For more information on Denmaur Independent Papers’ products or services, visit www.denmaur.com, or email info@denmaur.com

About the World Land Trust

World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity, which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre. Since its foundation in 1989, WLT has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves, and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.

It counts among its patrons, Sir David Attenborough, David Gower OBE and Chris Packham.

World Land Trust (WLT) and its project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of over 500,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats through conservation projects around the world. This means that by choosing Carbon Balanced Paper, your paper purchase will go toward saving real forestry.

About COP21

Nearly 200 countries met in Paris in December 2015 and came to an agreement on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions is regarded by many observers as an achievement in itself and is being hailed as "historic".

The deal unites all the world's nations in a single agreement on tackling climate change for the first time in history.

What are the key elements?

  • To keep global temperatures "well below" 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and "endeavour to limit" them even more, to 1.5C
  • To limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100
  • To review each country's contribution to cutting emissions every five years so they scale up to the challenge
  • For rich countries to help poorer nations by providing "climate finance" to adapt to climate change and switch to renewable energy.

Developing countries say they need financial and technological help to leapfrog fossil fuels and move straight to renewables.

Currently they have been promised US $100bn (£67bn) a year by 2020 - not as much as many countries would like.

Source : BBC Website


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