Planology is a boutique town planning law firm. We get up every day to make our cities and towns great places to live, work and play.
At Planology, we believe achieving excellent outcomes for our cities, towns and environment is not setting the bar too high. After all, town planning is aspirational and its purpose is to continuously improve on what was done yesterday. Our cities and towns of tomorrow need aspirational projects and people.
We love helping people achieve their aspirations for their places. We do this by listening, understanding the various forces at play, and applying our skills as lawyers and town planners to ensure our clients have the right strategies to optimise their outcomes. Our tailored and personalised approach, along with our real-world town planning, local government and legal experience is what sets us apart. Our clients love how quickly we become fully immersed in their issues and act as an extension to their team. Our straight-talking and down to earth approach to their legal matters is highly valued.
What does NoCO2 Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Planology is certified as a Carbon Neutral Business by CRI; can be promoted and marketed as such, and can display the NoCO2 Logo issued by CRI. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Planology undertook the following process:
1. Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2020. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
2. Have committed to offset at 200% of their baseline carbon footprint their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and
3. Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What Carbon Credit Projects does Planology purchase offsets from?
Cookstoves in Developing Nations
Nearly three billion people around the world burn wood, charcoal, animal dung, or coal in open fires or in inefficient stoves and without a chimney for daily cooking and heating. This reliance on inefficient cookstoves and fuels leads to a wide variety of environmental problems including deforestation, air pollution, and climate change. Daily exposure to toxic smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest, but least well-known killers.
Penetrating deep into the lungs of its victims, this acrid smoke causes a range of deadly chronic and acute health effects such as pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease, as well as low birth-weights in children born to mothers whose pregnancies are spent breathing toxic fumes from traditional cookstoves. Women and children must risk their safety, health, and sometimes their lives, to search for and collect firewood in order to cook food over smoky, polluting open fires.
The Cookstoves in Developing Nations project disseminates efficient wood and charcoal cookstoves throughout to reduce dependency on traditional biomass fuels. By replacing traditional cookstoves with fuel-efficient stoves in households and restaurants, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, relieves pressure on local forests, and assists in reducing the incidence of chronic respiratory disease, improving livelihoods in poor communities.
Cookstoves in Developing Nations sources Verified Carbon Standard and Gold Standard carbon credits from countries including Peru, Uganda, Cambodia, and China.