What is Net Zero and how can we achieve it?
COP26 is currently taking place in Glasgow with the ambition of uniting the world to tackle climate change. The number one goal of the COP26 conference is to secure global net zero by mid-century and keep the 1.5 degrees target within reach. But what does this mean?, what are the impacts and how can we help achieve this at a building level?
What is Net Zero?
The term net zero essentially means achieving a balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere and the carbon removed from it. This balance will happen when the amount of carbon we add to the atmosphere is no more than the amount removed from it.
For the UK to achieve Net Zero by 2050, emissions from a huge range of sectors including the built environment must be reduced and ensure the control of the amount of carbon (carbon footprint) they produce into the atmosphere.
Why is there a push to Net Zero?
The push for Net Zero is driven by a number of factors, the most important being to prevent a critical rise of 1.5°C to protect the environment for future generations. Organisations need to comply with legislation and meet Scope 3 obligations – i.e. a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain.
It also has benefits outside of just reducing emissions. Overall business operational costs can be lowered through reduced consumption as well as meeting the expectations of your current and future workforce with a drive for people to work for an environmentally conscious employer.
Want to know more?
To learn more about Net Zero, what needs to be done to achieve it and also how Synapsys can help, download our information sheet here.
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