Gaia Carbon Finance

Gaia Carbon Finance is the first domestic carbon finance trading and consulting company based in Istanbul, Turkey. The increasing volume in voluntary carbon market since 2006 generated a vast opportunity for the carbon financing of projects in Turkey. Gaia is the bridge between the project developers and the VER buyers, providing carbon finance opportunities to all parties in the challenging environment of multifarious and rapidly evolving carbon market. Taking an innovative role in the market, Gaia developed the first VCS 2007 hydro power project in the world. With more than fifty projects in the pipeline, Gaia has developed prominent in-house capacity for carbon asset developing by implementing various methodologies and standards such as Gold Standard and VCS. Having taken in the marketing and sales transaction of VERs to various voluntary buyers, Gaia able to provide her clients with technical support and legal counselling. Gaia extended her activities to other technologies and fields including biomass-biogas, landfill and most recently industrial efficiency.

 

In 2009, Gaia expanded its services to Carbon Emissions Management field as well. To this end Gaia established its sister brand “Gaia Carbon Management” to provide carbon foot-printing and emission management services. In that sense, Gaia worked with various industries to develop in-house emission management capacity.

 

Gaia’s clients include various institutions that include renewable energy investors, large scale manufacturing industry and the service sector. Gaia has provided trainings and capacity building assistance to some banks in the country for a better understanding of climate finance, carbon trade and related risks and opportunities. Gaia also provides assistance to public and private agencies by providing feedback on private sector and climate finance issues. Gaia staff includes five full time local experts as well as more than twenty local and international consultants.

 
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