How to (really) reduce your carbon footprint ?
Having fondue or watching a TV show on your computer, which pollutes more? 🤔
With so much talk about carbon footprint, it’s no wonder we get a bit confused! Here’s the recap of our Impact Coffee organised with Aktio for World Climate Day. Lots of good ideas to effectively and concretely reduce your carbon footprint!
Back to the roots
Greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon: greenhouse gases serve to trap heat in our atmosphere. Without these gases, it would be -15ºC on Earth.
What is not natural is the increase rate of these greenhouse gases in the atmosphere – a dangerous acceleration of global warming caused by human activity that is leading to many climate disruptions.
The average temperature on Earth has already increased by 1.1ºC since pre-industrial times. In France, the increase is already at +1.8ºC while the Paris Agreements call for a limit of +1.5ºC
At this rate, the global temperature increase will most likely be 1.5ºC by 2030. How can we limit this temperature increase, which is likely to be disastrous for all life on Earth?
What are the goals ?
A French’s person average carbon footprint amounts to 9.9 tonnes of CO2 in 2019. It must be reduced by around 80% by 2050 to reach the 2 tonnes of CO2 per year in accordance with the Paris Agreements.
Express definition: a carbon footprint is the volume of CO2 emitted by a product, a company or a human being in the course of its life.
Collective or individual action: who should reduce?
Both. There cannot be one without the other. There has to be a systemic transformation, as well as individual behavioural changes that will feed into that same transformation.
So what individual actions should be prioritised?
First of all, it is necessary to differentiate different levels of actions.
Easy or difficult actions, it depends on you!
Actions for each area
Fill up on carbon-friendly ideas!
And finally… Raising awareness and setting an example! Together it’s much better.
So, what’s your pick? Share your carbon resolution in the comments ⬇️
Need more information? Please find below the webinar’s replay. Happy listening!