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Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – April 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – April 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – April 2022

by Derek Six | May 6, 2022


Offset Supply Information:

All CCOs issued to date: 237.48 million

CA and General Market Commentary:

  • ARB holds its next quarterly auction on May 18, 2022, with results announced May 26, 2022.
  • Several new bills dealing with Cap-and-Trade issues have been introduced in the CA legislature. The most noteworthy for offset market participants is SB 1391, which includes a number of new linking requirements including the requirement that, “If a market-based compliance mechanism proposed for linking has issued or is authorized to issue an offset credit that can be used for compliance purposes, then the market-based compliance mechanism includes a provision that automatically reduces the number of emissions allowances it makes available for compliance purposes by a number that is equivalent to the climate benefits claimed by either of the following:
    • The issuance of all offset credits, as observed historically and on an ongoing basis.
    • The retirement of all offset credits used for compliance purposes, as observed historically and on an ongoing basis.”
  • This proposed rule appears to attempt to mirror a Washington state rule.

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – March 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – March 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – March 2022

by Derek Six | April 7, 2022


Offset Supply Information:

All CCOs issued to date: 235.92 million

CA and General Market Commentary:

  • ARB CCO issuances in March accelerated, with 3 million new CCOs issued, but total year-to-date issuances remain well below historic averages. 2.7 million of the 3 million new issuances came from two Alaska-based Improved Forest Management projects.

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

Warburg Pincus and The Heritage Group Invest in ClimeCo to Expand Global Decarbonization Platform

Warburg Pincus and The Heritage Group Invest in ClimeCo to Expand Global Decarbonization Platform

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Warburg Pincus and The Heritage Group Invest in ClimeCo to Expand Global Decarbonization Platform

Warburg Pincus and Heritage Group invest in ClimeCo


BOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania (April 5, 2022)
ClimeCo, a global company that focuses on developing and trading environmental commodities and advising clients on emerging environmental market solutions, announced that it has raised over $50 million in an investment round led by Warburg Pincus, a leading global growth investor, and The Heritage Group, which made ClimeCo’s first outside capital investment in early 2021. The financing will be used to fund corporate and project-level growth initiatives. As part of the capital raise, ClimeCo also gained access to additional funds for project equity financing.

This equity and financing line will allow ClimeCo to execute on major decarbonization projects for clients around the world. With these investments, ClimeCo will continue to grow its global project development efforts in reforestation, mangrove restoration, and ocean plastic recovery/reuse, as well as its foundational industrial gas and agricultural methane programs. ClimeCo is also expanding into carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) and other high-impact, emerging decarbonization asset classes to support its energy-intensive, trade-exposed clients in the cement, ammonia, and hydrogen sectors. 

The investment will also allow ClimeCo to build out its team through organic growth and additional mergers and acquisitions, further strengthening its vertically integrated model targeting sustainability, policy and advisory to project development and environmental credit transactions.  

ClimeCo is a vertically integrated global company focused on decarbonizing the most challenging industrial sectors,” says William (Bill) Flederbach, CEO and President of ClimeCo. “We operate at the forefront of an exciting transformation as global businesses, governments, and environmental advocates recognize that environmental markets are the most efficient way to address environmental challenges. We are growing incredibly fast to meet this demand, and it’s the right time for Warburg Pincus and The Heritage Group to invest in our brand. Their networks and passion for project investments align perfectly with our vision.”

Warburg Pincus has a strong track record of investing in companies committed to the growth of Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance (“ESG”) practices across all sectors, including low-carbon opportunities. Notable ESG investments include Assent, Eco Material Technologies, FlexXray, Fortius, Gradiant, Monolith, PTSG, Scale Microgrid Solutions, Solar Mosaic, and TRC.

As one of the leading platforms in the carbon management and environmental solutions space, ClimeCo has the unique opportunity to help clients reach their sustainability goals. We strongly believe in the transition to a low-carbon economy, a shift that builds upon our experience investing in renewables, energy transition, and decarbonization investments for the past two decades. Our investment in ClimeCo underscores our commitment and thesis-driven approach to investing in innovative decarbonization platforms,” says Jeff Luse, Principal, Warburg Pincus.

ClimeCo has built a premier decarbonization platform, supported by a strong reputation and track record of execution. We are excited to partner with Bill and the ClimeCo team to support the company’s mission to provide the market with leading sustainability solutions, helping clients identify and manage climate risks while offering cost-effective decarbonization solutions that are critical to catalyzing a transition to a low-carbon economy,” added Leela Ramnath, Senior Vice President, Head of ESG, Warburg Pincus.

Luse and Ramnath will serve on ClimeCo’s board of managers. Their experience will help ClimeCo with business scaling strategies and global ESG depth and reach.

The Heritage Group is a fourth-generation, family-owned business, managing a diverse portfolio of companies specializing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals. With more than 5,000 employees and 30 operating companies worldwide, The Heritage Group aims to build a safer, more enriching and sustainable world by harnessing the power of family. 

The Heritage Group has been working closely with the ClimeCo team for several years, and this latest investment symbolizes our optimism about the continued growth of this platform and its efforts toward decarbonization,” says Chad Peterson, president of Heritage Sustainability Investments (a subsidiary of The Heritage Group). “We are excited to support this next chapter of growth for Bill and the entire ClimeCo team.”

Peter Lux, president of Heritage Interactive Services, will join Peterson to serve on ClimeCo’s board of managers. The Heritage Group’s knowledge of waste optimization and over 50 years of leading waste reduction efforts in the circular economy will provide ClimeCo with unique perspectives on environmental solutions as it further develops comprehensive sustainability offerings. 

Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to ClimeCo. Cleary Gottlieb served as legal counsel to Warburg Pincus. Paul Hastings served as legal counsel to The Heritage Group.

 


About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products, projects, and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs. Complementing these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.


About Warburg Pincus

Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global growth investor. The firm has more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm’s active portfolio of more than 235 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector, and geography. Warburg Pincus is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has raised 20 private equity and 2 real estate funds, which have invested more than $100 billion in over 1,000 companies in more than 40 countries. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Mauritius, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.warburgpincus.com. Follow Warburg Pincus on LinkedIn.


About The Heritage Group

The Heritage Group, founded in 1930, is a fourth-generation, family-owned business, managing a diverse portfolio of more than 30 operating companies in heavy construction and materials, environmental services and specialty chemicals. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, and a client network that spans the globe, The Heritage Group’s focus is on innovation, quality and service. Headquartered in Indianapolis, its purpose is to build a safer, more enriching and sustainable world by harnessing the power of family. Learn more at www.thgrp.com.  

ClimeCo Partners with YAKOPI and PUR Projet for Mangrove Reforestation Project in Indonesia, Bolstering the Ecology and Economy of the Region

ClimeCo Partners with YAKOPI and PUR Projet for Mangrove Reforestation Project in Indonesia, Bolstering the Ecology and Economy of the Region

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ClimeCo Partners with YAKOPI and PUR Projet for Mangrove Reforestation Project in Indonesia, Bolstering the Ecology and Economy of the Region

ClimeCo’s Nature-Based Carbon Offset Credits to Fund 6,000 Acres of Mangroves in Aceh and North Sumatra Regions Decimated by Aquaculture and Tsunami

Women working on YAKOPI and Pur Projet mangrove restoration project

Boyertown, PA – April 4, 2022 – ClimeCo, a leader in the development and management of environmental commodities, announces its partnership with YAKOPI (Yayasan Konservasi Persisir Indonesia) and PUR Projet for the reforestation of vital mangroves in the Aceh and North Sumatra Regions of Indonesia.

Mangroves sequester three to five times the amount of carbon as regular forests. Indonesia is home to over 20% of the world’s mangroves. In the last three decades, roughly 40% of Indonesia’s mangroves have been lost due to shrimp and fish aquaculture, leaving many former shrimp ponds abandoned and local communities with little access to economic opportunities. The North Sumatra region has lost 60% of its pristine mangroves due to aquaculture, putting coastal resilience, biodiversity, and wildlife habitats at enormous risk. Aquaculture isn’t the only culprit in the loss of mangroves; in the Aceh region, a substantial amount of its mangroves were lost due to a tsunami in 2004.

ClimeCo will fund the reforestation of these mangroves by selling the resulting third-party verified carbon credits and implementing the project through their local partnerships with YAKOPI and PUR Projet. This investment will support gender-equitable employment, ecosystem services payment to local communities, ecotourism business development, and a pilot program for locals to implement silvofisheries- a form of sustainable aquaculture that integrates planting and maintenance and protection of mangrove forests in aquaculture ponds.

The improved livelihoods of the local communities and the long-term success of this mangrove reforestation project are interdependent- with the support of our partnerships, this project has all the right elements to achieve both,” says ClimeCo Program Development Manager David Chen

Participants in the voluntary carbon markets are becoming more aware of the environmental, social, and economic co-benefits of mangrove reforestation/conservation projects, and demand for these carbon offsets is accelerating.

For years, clients have looked for ways to support carbon emission reductions in the oceans.  Mangrove projects offer a locally beneficial, third party verified, registry approved method to do so,” says ClimeCo Vice President, Voluntary Markets Dan Linsky.

Man sitting on mangrove restoration field

ClimeCo has witnessed substantial, diverse, global interest in the purchase of mangrove projects from its carbon offset buyers. Such interest has been expressed during ongoing conversations, and as such, ClimeCo has transacted hundreds of thousands of mangrove-derived voluntary CO2e reductions so far in 2022.

Such interest is grounded in corporate and consulting staff recognition of the charismatic, abundant, substantial, and important co-benefits of mangrove projects. From shoreline protection to habitat restoration, generating new jobs to rebuilding food supplies, the seemingly endless list of mangrove restoration impacts in addition to carbon capture and storage has been very moving to carbon offset purchasers. These benefits represent why ClimeCo has approached this project and so many of its past projects with enthusiasm: These projects are more than just carbon reductions; we are looking to go beyond.

About Our Partners

  • YAKOPI is a local Indonesia group dedicated to restoring mangroves and providing employment opportunities for local women and youth. Directed by Eling Tuhono, YAKOPI are experts and local leaders in mangrove restoration and will be responsible for managing many logistical aspects of the program on the ground.
  • PUR Projet is a certified B Corporation that specializes in designing and implementing agroforestry projects, nature-based solutions, and sustainable supply chain interventions. As an on-the-ground project developer, PUR Projet will manage components of the carbon offset certification, help navigate local culture/politics and advise on reforestation efforts.

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our “contact us” page at climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – March 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – February 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – February 2022

by Derek Six | March 7, 2022


Offset Supply Information:

All CCOs issued to date: 232.81 million

CA and General Market Commentary:

  • Only 481k CCOs were issued by ARB during February. Adding in January issuances, ARB has issued 1.26M CCOs this year, compared to 4.3M for the same two-month period last year, a change of -71%.
  • CCA prices closed up at $29.30 on February 24th after the CA ARB reported the results of the 1st quarterly auction of 2022. Current vintages sold out with a bid-to-cover ratio of 1.82 and a clearing price of $29.15, well above the $27.65 the spot CCAs had been trading at several days before the results were announced.
  • For the first few days of March, the correlation between the CCA market and the US stock market has remained high, with CCA prices falling to $26.15 on Friday, March 4th as markets reflected on geopolitical tensions and inflation.

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.