DNV established in US Climate Change Services market

San Francisco: DNV, one of the world’s leading climate change service providers, is ramping up to meet the burgeoning demand for climate change services in the U.S. Dr. Mark C. Trexler has been hired as director of climate strategies and markets. Eight other new staff members will also join Dr. Trexler in a new DNV office in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Trexler and his team will help DNV expand its North American climate change related activities, particularly with respect to strategic and market advisory services. His responsibilities will include building the group`s public and private business and client networks around climate advisory services, and providing strategic and market support to DNV`s business units in the U.S and internationally.

DNV was the first entity accredited as a verifier under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Over the past decade DNV has engaged in validation, verification and certification activities related to the Protocol`s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation programs, and holds a 48% market share of CDM projects so far.

DNV provides carbon footprinting, verification of emission inventories and greenhouse gas offset projects, validation of emission reduction projects, training, and advisory services. In the U.S. DNV also has climate change services staff in Houston and New Jersey and will be expanding during 2009 to provide a variety of related services.

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