Archive for December, 2012

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We are all looking forward to the new year, and are excited about how all of our projects will develop and flourish in 2013.

Thank you to the large number of great people who we have met, worked with and developed our projects with in 2012, we hope that next year will be even more exciting and rewarding than this year which has been extremely enjoyable and productive, as we have seen our initial REDD+ Natural Capital project reach third party validation stage.

We wish you all happy holidays and will be back in January with more exciting news from Celestial Green Ventures.

CGV Team


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Celestial Green Ventures are delighted to announce the signing of a sponsorship agreement with Luke Cornford, a EuroPro Tour professional, based in Bexhill, East Sussex in the UK. This is an exciting venture for our company, and we look forward to watching & indeed helping Luke in progressing his professional career on the Tour. As with all golfers in Europe, his ambition is to play on the main European Tour and one day the European Ryder Cup Team, and we will provide Luke with support and financial assistance to achieve this objective, through this sponsorship and our ongoing professional relationship.

Celestial Green Ventures are always eager to find worthy investments and worthwhile causes, particularly with young ambitious and motivated individuals, both within and outside of sport. You can discover more about Luke, when he becomes one of our first guest bloggers, in early 2013! You will also be able to follow the fortunes of this extremely talented young professional, via our social network and indeed our website next season, which is due to start in April.

We would also like to welcome Luke to the CGV Team, and wish him all the best for the upcoming 2013 season!

EuroPro Tour Golf Professional, Luke Cornford signs  sponsorship contract with David Byrne, Director of Celestial Green Ventures

EuroPro Tour Golf Professional, Luke Cornford signs sponsorship contract with Celestial Green Ventures and their Head of Irish Operations, David Byrne.

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Today sees Celestial Green Ventures play host to a Biomass consultancy presentation by group of ambitious and highly motivated students from the renowned CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) MIM (Masters in Management) programme, which boasts some of the best and brightest students from around the world. The international group are based in University College Dublin’s Smurfit Business School this semester, before travelling away to one of the 27 other partner universities to complete their Masters in Management programme, after Christmas.

The company has sought to develop this environmental partnership with this prestigious programme, after members of CEMS Dublin approached Celestial Green Ventures, to discuss carbon balancing specific emissions which they would have throughout their 2012-2013 programme.

Celestial Green Ventures has decided to sponsor the carbon balancing of the following carbon emissions for two specific groups of CEMS students:

CEMS Club Dublin – carbon balancing of their return flights to the 2012 Career Forum in Budapest and their return flights from their home cities to attend the first semester of classes in Smurfit Business School.

CEMS Global Student Board of Representatives – this certificate, which represents the carbon balancing of their flights to their 2012-13 meetings.

In return, we have offered two groups of students the opportunity to work on real Business Consultancy Projects, related to our business. The culmination of this first consultancy project is today, as the Biomass Consultancy group present their research results and recommendations to Celestial Green Ventures.

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From the 14th December 2012

Celestial Green Ventures has taken the decision to temporarily suspend all their agreements with the Indigenous Tribes in Brazil, pending clarity in regards to the ongoing issues between the Brazilian authorities and the Indigenous Tribes, in the Amazon region of Brazil.

It has recently come to the company’s attention that there may be some concerns regarding our agreements with Indigenous Tribes and their rights to benefit from the natural resources that are present, within the lands they inhabit. The company has not yet received any official correspondence regarding the agreement, in question, with the Awo Xo Hwara Indigenous Association.

Celestial Green Ventures believe that our REDD+ Natural Capital projects can bring many benefits to Indigenous Communities. The company is and always will be fully cooperative with any inquiries, in relation to these issues involving Indigenous Tribes and the Brazilian authorities.

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The final amendments on the Trocano Araretama Project Design Document (PDD) – which is currently going through third party validation process – were discussed during a visit from our Brazilian partners from Instituto Amazônia Livre to the Celestial Green Ventures Head Office in Dublin.

The IAL team comprised Waldemar de Lima (President of IAL), Antônio José do Nascimento Fernandes (Counsellor-Secretary), and Renan Albuquerque Rodrigues (Consultant in the Human Sciences Department), who travelled all the way from Manaus, the capital of the Amazonas State, in the North region of Brazil.

The teams were joined by Eimear Dempsey, Research and Development Co-ordinator of Ecosystem Certification Organisation, who are the governing body of the Natural Forest Standard (NFS), under which our initial projects adhere to.

This week-long visit last October also included fostering further ties between the organisations, developing future strategies and sampling some real Irish culture.

Ciaran Kelly, CEO of Celestial Green Ventures, with Waldemar de Lima, president of IAL, Antonio Jose do Nascimento Fernandes, counselor-secretary, and Renan Albuquerque Rodrigues, consultant in the human sciences department of IAL

Ciaran Kelly, CEO of Celestial Green Ventures, with Waldemar de Lima, Antônio José do Nascimento Fernandes and Renan Albuquerque Rodrigues, from Instituto Amazônia Livre

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Celestial Green Ventures specialise in REDD+ Natural Capital Projects, which focus on protecting regions at risk of deforestation and improving the lives of the local communities, in the Amazônia region of Brazil.

Celestial Green Ventures specialise in REDD+ Natural Capital Projects, which focus on protecting regions at risk of deforestation and improving the lives of the local communities, in the Amazônia region of Brazil.

Welcome to the Celestial Green Ventures Blog.

Here you will find stories about the company and latest updates on our REDD+ natural capital projects, as well as news from the REDD+ market, pressing environmental issues, sustainable conservation initiatives, and more.

We encourage you to watch this space for the latest environmental conservation & sustainable development content online.

We would love to hear from you, so please send us your thoughts, questions and comments about our stories or our natural capital projects through the comments section below or to info@celestialgreenventures.com.

You can learn more about our company by visiting our website, by subscribing to our newsletter, On The Green, or by discovering our social network of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flickr.

We look forward to engaging with you all and hope you enjoy our Blog!

The CGV Team.

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