AgCert Shows How to Capitalize on Kyoto

agcert.jpgA shining example of the ways climate agreements such as Kyoto may actually stimulate economic growth (as opposed to the opposite), I present AgCert. The business model is simple: Help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions below required standards, then sell the resulting credits to industry who can then pollute a little more than they would otherwise be allowed to do. Currently, the system would be dificult to implement in a voluntary market such as the United States. But the company seems to be off to a great start in Europe. Check out the official site.
(via Private Sector Dev Blog)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.