Net Zero

2021 is the year of Climate Action – start your Net Zero journey today.

In 2019, the UK made a legally binding pledge: to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The science is clear – the next decade is critical for action on climate – and with growing public concern and increasing scrutiny from government and investors, now’s the time for businesses like yours to ramp up its efforts in reaching net zero and help achieve the UK’s ambitious goal.

Businesses are starting to do their bit to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet. How could you make a difference?

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Starting your journey to net zero can be daunting but these web links will provide tools and advice to help you progress to Net Zero, improve energy and environmental efficiencies.

1.5C Business-Playbook

The challenge of climate change is a real issue for us all and we all need to play our part as individuals as well as in our business to deal with it.

When we talk with businesses we know they want to respond positively but ask:
What can I do?
Where do I start?

The 1.5C Business-Playbook has been created to answer these questions and prepare businesses for the fastest economic transition in history – and help them drive it.

This guide focuses on the four pillars that need to be addressed in a company’s climate strategy.

The first pillar focuses on a company’s activities to reduce its own emissions, aligned with a 1.5°C pathway.

The second pillar focuses on a company’s activities to reduce its value chain emissions, with the same goal.

The third pillar addresses the alignment of the company’s vision, strategy, value proposition, products and services with the 1.5°C ambition. It means prioritising products and services that enable reduction and removal of customer and societal emissions, enabling resource efficient lifestyles and consumption patterns, and suppressing solutions with an adverse climate impact.

The fourth pillar describes how to contribute to the 1.5°C ambition beyond your own business. This means, for example, influencing government policy, supporting industry initiatives to align with 1.5°C and making sure that organisations that the company belongs to do not counteract the company’s own actions. It also includes to help management and employees to adopt sustainable practises and funding projects outside a company’s value chain that help remove or avoid emissions. The pillars should preferably be integrated into a company’s iterative planning cycle, starting by measuring and analysing the current situation.

The full playbook can be found here and is the key starting point.