Canadian Standards Association to assist Government of Manitoba in greenhouse gas emission reporting



    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading
developer of standards and codes, announces it is assisting the Government of
Manitoba by providing content for its new provincial greenhouse gas emissions
reporting website, officially unveiled today. This website provides access to
tools developed by CSA that will help people to understand the sources of
greenhouse gas emissions, how to measure them, how to reduce them and where to
find guidance and professional help.
    "CSA is committed to developing climate change standards that help
manage, reduce, monitor, report and measure GHG emissions," said
Suzanne Kiraly, President, Standards, Canadian Standards Association. "CSA
assisted the Province of Manitoba by developing the conceptual design for
innovative solutions to facilitate the public reporting of GHG inventories and
emission reducing projects, such as CSA's GHG Registries."
    Under the first phase of an agreement, CSA has liaised extensively with
the Manitoba Government since April of 2007 to propose a variety of possible
solutions for the exchange of information to help proponents develop and
showcase GHG emission reducing projects. This work included approaches to
address the demand for verified GHG credits from organizations wishing to
reduce their GHG footprint. The second phase of Manitoba's Green Registry
coming in early 2009 will address the exchange of information about the supply
of verified emissions reductions and demand from organizations wishing to
reduce their GHG footprint. This will form the basis for establishing
voluntary, market-based emissions reductions activity in Manitoba.
    The Green Registry website is organized into categories providing
resources for Manitoba residents, businesses and greenhouse gas emissions
reduction project developers. To learn more about the site, visit
www.greenregistry.org
    On behalf of Canada, CSA acts as the secretariat for the development of
new ISO 14064 standards for GHG inventory and reporting at the organization
and project level, as well as standards regarding validation verification and
accreditation of inventories and projects. In 2005, CSA acquired the assets of
the Voluntary Challenge Registry. CSA offers web-based registries to showcase
voluntary emission reducing projects as well as GHG inventories at the
organization level through its GHG CleanProjects(TM) and GHG CleanStart(TM)
Registries.

    About CSA

    Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a membership association serving
industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the
global marketplace. As a leading solutions-based standards organization
providing standards and codes development, application products, training and
advisory services, CSA aims to enhance public safety, improve quality of life,
preserve the environment and facilitate trade. The Canadian Standards
Association is a division of CSA Group, which also consists of CSA
International, which provides testing and certification services for
electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products; and
OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory
services for retailers and manufacturers. For more information visit
www.csa.ca

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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