2050 is closer than you think. What are you doing to make Net Zero happen?
The UK Government has committed to a Net Zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Why? Because science is telling us is that we must limit global warming to well below 2˚C – ideally 1.5˚C – if we are to avert the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. In practice, that means we need to reduce emissions by 7.6% every year between 2020 to 2030. Starting right now.
Recession inevitably leads to a reduction in discretionary spend. The question, therefore, is whether tackling climate change is seen as discretionary or not?
COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to re-think our ways of working. It has also demonstrated that collective action is possible. We’ve seen a huge increase in pressure around climate change in the last couple of years and with the post-Covid imperative to ‘build back better’ – or have a green recovery – there are likely to be a greater number of companies seeing this as a necessity.
There is no perfect solution, though, and we need to tackle the challenges and build momentum. It may be complicated at times, but we can help educate each other by looking at the options and initiatives that are available and sharing these.
Energy efficiency improvements will be essential to meet the 2050 Net Zero commitment. We need to think about the long term, but with a short-term vision, and combine all the elements of existing efficiency, asset upgrades, renewable energy technologies and adoption of innovative new ideas that can assist investments, to make some real sense for operations’ return on investment (ROI) and return on capital employed (ROCE) plans.
The transition to Net Zero throws up some fundamental questions for businesses. Do you understand your pain points? And, more importantly, what will you gain from supporting it? Businesses need to become more comfortable with not knowing all the answers right now.
Collaboration is not just ideal, it is crucial to making Net Zero become a reality and we all need to play our part. We can do this by:
- Getting any building to absolute optimal performance efficiency
- Introducing renewable solutions into building infrastructures of ALL kinds and sizes
- Encouraging the purchase of green energy wherever possible
Clearworld provides businesses with typical energy savings of up to 50% through asset optimisation and energy efficiency technologies – all achievable with an ROI within three years or less!