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As an Investment CER Carbon Credits are the way to go.......

There is now a new package whereby clients have the opportunity to purchase Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) that will also be held by an FSA regulated custodian in the same regulated structure currently in place in a UK National Carbon Credit registry. This gives clients the ability to become involved in a market which has previously only been available at an institutional level such as to banks and other large wholesale operators. These CERs are accredited to internationally recognised and rigorous emission reduction standards and are an integral part of the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). They are a standardised commodity and can be bought and sold on global carbon credit exchanges or banked for future use. Individuals and private or public organisations can participate in the CER market. Projects that generate CERs are designed to encourage investment in clean, renewable technologies to reduce and prevent harmful greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). These same CERs are traded by the major international banks and institutions such as the World Bank, who themselves are trustees of 12 carbon funds and facilities capitalized at $2.7 billion. This demonstrates the significant commitment of global institutions to support market based instruments like CERs to fight climate change. The success of cap and trade so far in the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) means that it is now being introduced across the world. Japan, South Korea, China and Australia have all presented plans to implement similar national or regional systems. Discussions are also underway in Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, South Africa, Russia and Ukraine, all of whom will take their lead from the Kyoto Protocol. Chile, Turkey, Mexico and China could launch carbon market schemes by the end of this year under the guidance of a World Bank programme. All of this will result in a significant increase in the global trading of CERs in the future. So, these credits are already traded daily on the global markets rendering it an established and liquid marketplace and very transparent for clients at all times. The prices are set to increase considerably over the coming years so this would make an excellent medium to long term investment as part of a balanced portfolio but with the facility to exit reasonably quickly if required due to the liquidity of the market. · Market volumes and prices for CERs are forecast to grow significantly between 2012 and 2020. · Volumes for the global carbon market reached $142bln in 2011 and are expected to reach $2-3trillion by 2020. · The price of carbon credits could rise as high as €90 per tonne if Europe is to meet its carbon targets, according to a Bloomberg report in 2011. · Certified Carbon Credits are a SIPP approved investment and are traded daily on international exchanges. · Safe Custody Account with an FSA regulated company. Interested in knowing more? then please contact us on +44 (0) 203 137 4400 or view our website at: www.validatedcarboncredits.com E-mail: info@validatedcarboncredits.com