Aim for zero net carbon emissions.
We use carbon neutral as shorthand for zero net impact on radiative climate forcing.
|The GCP has launched a “zero net carbon emissions” initiative
by which all its
activities will be carbon neutral. It has set a goal to achieve
carbon neutrality by the end of 2008.
Global Carbon Project: case study
steps involved were:
It was estimated that in 2006 the GCP was responsible for a total of 361.9 tonnes of CO2-equivalents; 40.8 tCO2-e in building energy use and 321.1 tCO2-e in travel. This amount has been partitioned into core activities (130.3 tCO2-e), hosted workshops (227.4 tCO2-e) and endorsed workshops (4.2 tCO2-e). Travel accounted for 89 per cent of all GCP emissions.
The process was reviewed to inform GCP procedures to integrate carbon neutral practices into future proposals and budgets.