In the last two million years
Sustained industrialisation and development since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the pace of which has rapidly increased in the past half century or so, has resulted in the atmosphere now containing more carbon than at any time in at least two million years.
Rising Carbon Dioxide levels are one of the principal causes of global warming and the resultant climate change we are seeing.
At the same time that greenhouse gases have been increasing, average global temperatures have risen 0.8 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1880. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century.
The impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and come at huge costs. Various initiatives including the Koyoto Protocol, the Paris Climate Accord and others have bolstered the need
and commitment for nations to reduce impact on the environment. Limiting global warming, energy conservation and promotion of green energy are some of the areas where countries have pledged action.
However, looking at the current state and the impact being felt across the globe, it is clear that there is a need for a lot more to be done at the individual and organisational level as well.
The Solution Provider
Cleanergy is here to help you achieve your carbon neutrality goals in a meaningful and impactful way, through simple solutions, catered to businesses, individuals, events, and organisations. We bring specialisation in environmental impact assessment, Carbon Footprint reduction through replacement of conventional energy with green energy, implementation of Energy Efficiency solutions, etc. and finally, assistance with managing residual Carbon Footprints through Carbon Offsets.
What is a Carbon Footprint?
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is one of the most significant of the greenhouse gases and hence the importance placed upon its reduction. Carbon Footprint is the overall amount of (CO2) emissions, associated with an organization, event or an individual. It is one of the most common measures of the effect of an individual, community, industry, or country on the environment. Simply put, your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of (CO2) (carbon dioxide), which were induced by your activities, whether directly and indirectly, in a given time frame.
Our carbon footprinting methodology will be based on the GHG Protocol standard (www.ghgprotocol.org). This standard organizes greenhouse gas emissions into three “Scopes”. All three scopes will be accounted for in our calculation.
How do I reduce my Carbon Footprint?
How do I achieve Carbon Neutrality?
There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Common lifestyle changes like recycling waste, avoiding plastic, consuming eco-friendly products, and reducing power consumption or using renewable power sources are a good way to start. However, certain restrictions beyond your control still impact your carbon footprint. For instance, you cannot make your electricity
consumption zero. How then do you become Carbon Neutral(zero carbon footprint).
That’s where Carbon Offsets come into play. Carbon offsetting lets you compensate for your carbon-dioxide emissions by preventing the same amount of pollution from happening somewhere else. It’s supporting green activities, without directly partaking in them.
What is a Carbon Offset?
Carbon offsetting means compensating for the carbon-dioxide pollution you’re making (your carbon footprint) by preventing the same amount of pollution from happening somewhere else.
They represent an indirect emission reduction, such as investing in a renewable energy project in India that reduces the use of thermal energy in India to balance out emissions from air or car travel in New York.
Carbon offsets are produced by projects that carry out on-the-ground emissions reduction activities, and are typically measured in metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents, or CO2e.
Project developers then transact these offsets directly to end buyers (or through intermediaries), who can claim the emissions reductions as their own if they retire and remove the offsets from circulation.
Who can Offset?
For Corporate Social Responsibility, Renewable Purchase Obligations or internal mandates . To fulfill requests from stakeholders. To promote carbon reduction and neutrality. To demonstrate leadership.
With Carbon Offsets, you not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also support and promote clean energy. It’s a more efficient route to going green, especially when it is difficult to install and maintain equipment.
Examples of companies and people who have gone Carbon Neutral.
• Google, HSBC, Barclays UK, World Bank, Fifa World Cup, Olympics, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd