The effects of climate change are being felt directly in our community and around the world, and they’re only going to get worse unless we take action.
To combat climate change, we need businesses to go beyond reducing their emissions and become climate neutral. It might sound like a daunting task, but it’s not impossible.
Climate neutrality refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions. This can be done by reducing emissions from all sources and offsetting any remaining emissions with carbon credits or storage.
There are 3 simple steps you can take to become a climate neutral business:
- Measure your emissions. This will give you an idea of where you need to make changes.
- Reduce your emissions. This can be done through energy efficiency measures, switching to renewable energy, and embracing digitalisation which is key for building a low-carbon circular economy. Businesses can also reduce their emissions by using more efficient technologies such as cloud computing.
- Offset your emissions. This can be done by investing in carbon credits or storage.
Becoming climate neutral is not only good for the environment, it’s good for business. You’ll be rewarded with cost savings, increased competitiveness and a reputation for caring about our planet and people.
If you’re ready to take the plunge, check out climateneutral.org, a non-profit helping businesses become climate neutral.