We all have our bit to do to help to reduce emissions. This is a challenge, but one that comes with the opportunity for positive transformation.
This is a challenge, but one that comes with the opportunity for positive transformation.
In 2020 the UK was estimated to have over 400,000 jobs in low carbon businesses and their supply chains, with a turnover of £41.6billion.
This is a time of change, supported on 9 May 2023, by the launch of the Net Zero Council, attended by some of the world’s leading banks, energy companies, technology giants and financial firms.
The aim of the Net Zero Council is to support industry to help cut their emissions and develop greener practices. Whether large or small your business has much to benefit from reducing emissions.
Speaking at the launch of the newly established Net Zero Council, Energy Minister Graham Stuart said: “Tackling emissions can make business more energy efficient, improve UK energy security and in turn cut costs and open opportunities.”
We will all benefit from a low carbon revolution. To understand how you can play a part it is important for you to understand how your activities impact on global emissions.
Our activities create emissions either directly or indirectly.
Scopes of emissions refer to the different categories or types of greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with human activities. The scopes were developed by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a widely recognised international standard for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions.
The three scopes of emissions are:
By accounting for all three scopes of emissions you can geta comprehensive picture of your total greenhouse gas emissions and identify opportunities to reduce your impact on the environment. This information can help you make informed decisions about resource allocation, identify areas for improvement, and track progress towards emissions reduction targets. By doing this you can not only improve the impact that your business is having on the environment but improve the carbon footprint of your supply chain and employees, whilst investing in a green future and potentially saving costs at a time of high costs, particularly those associated with energy.
An emissions audit could open a whole new range of opportunities. There’s no better time to take a look and start future proofing your business.
The future still remains uncertain so considering options to reduce energy consumption to rely less on the grid is becoming more and more necessary.
Climate change has become a key issue for us all. With scientific reports being released every day, we now know more about the changes that are happening to the Earth’s systems.
The impact of the industrial revolution has created a climate where pretty much all our activities have an impact on the environment.
By reducing your organisation’s carbon footprint you can reduce your impact on the environment and resources.
There is a wealth of research being undertaken by the leading academics studying climate change and assessing how we can build climate resilience and reduce risk.
It is important to get good advice to ensure that you avoid the common pitfalls and have a plan that works for you and achieves genuine environmental benefits.