As we approach 2050, the terms ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’ are being heard more and more. In order to achieve net zero, greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced through the implementation of carbon reduction strategies. Once no more carbon can be reduced, the remaining emissions then need to be offset.
The UK deadline for businesses to be net zero is 2050. Businesses can achieve this by calculating their company emissions, also known as their Carbon Footprint, and then reducing their greenhouse gas output.
Carbon neutrality is another subject being heavily debated in the lead up to 2050. In order to be carbon neutral, an individual or a business must offset their emissions by purchasing carbon offset credits. No carbon reduction is required in order to call yourself carbon neutral.
Whilst offsetting emissions is an important action in a company’s carbon management journey, they should always look at reducing emissions where possible.
Carbon is offset by the retiring of carbon credits. One tonne of greenhouse gas emissions can be neutralized by the retiring of one carbon credit unit. This process balances our emissions and is vital for achieving both carbon neutrality and net zero.
Without human intervention, the earth’s natural carbon cycle would be perfectly balanced. The impact that humans are having is leading to global warming and permanent climate change. We need to resolve the damage we have caused.
5D Net Zero can support your businesses on its journey to net zero by delivering tailored carbon footprint measurements, carbon reduction plans and certified carbon credit offsets using the most widely used and internationally recognised standards.
Contact us and start your journey to net zero today.