Emission reporting is a key action for any businesses who want to better understand their impact, and to make real changes for the environment.
With this guide, WWF aim to help businesses like yours tackle their emissions.
A Beginners guide to emission reporting
In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that global warming must not exceed 1.5°C to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change. We have already warmed our planet by 1° and the changes we are seeing as a result are a stark vision of what is to come if we do not change.
In order to limit global warming to 1.5°C we need to change how we live and how our businesses operate. Thankfully it is universally accepted that we can no longer continue business as usual. We need to reset our relationship with our planet and create a system that benefits climate, nature, and people.
The first step in making those changes, is figuring out what to change. We need to understand where our emissions are coming from and how bad they are. We need companies to discover and report on their emissions.
Call to Action
Businesses are critical in the fight against climate change as they are the source of most of the world’s emissions. The targets set by Government will never be achieved if business don’t move towards them. That is why we are calling on businesses like yours to do what they can to help. To step up.
A Toolkit to help
We have created some additional documents to help. If you are just starting your sustainability journey or are looking to sense check your current methods, we have the below tools to help you navigate the different elements of emissions reporting and decarbonisation.