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Australian investment makes ‘perfect sense’ for Swiss South Pole Carbon

18 Apr 2012

Australia’s carbon management market continues to attract international investment with Switzerland’s South Pole Carbon Asset Management taking a major share in the Australian company, Climate Friendly, this month.

The investment signals growing international confidence in Australia’s green economy, bolstered by binding carbon law and strong Government support for clean energy innovation.

The partnership between South Pole Carbon and Climate Friendly is expected to build a sustainable global business for climate action delivering a range of carbon management advisory, IT and project development solutions for Australian and international clients.

CEO of South Pole Carbon, Renat Heuberger, said the partnership is a strong business model for growth in the global green economy.

“South Pole Carbon is particularly interested in the Australian market.  Our expertise in the compliance carbon market and our project development experience make this a natural next step for us,” Mr Heuberger said.

“We chose Climate Friendly as our partner as they are leaders in the global voluntary carbon market.  It’s a natural synergy.  I see huge opportunities both in Australia and around the world.”