New Developments Towards Carbon Neutrality
Working to Reach Carbon Neutrality
Carbon neutrality means having a net zero carbon footprint or releasing a net zero of carbon dioxide emissions. This is achieved by balancing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere with a source of offsets: buying carbon credits which represent negative carbon emissions. Because there are so many different sources of emissions, carbon neutrality can be used in many different contexts such as transportation, energy production, and industrial processes.
Sweden leading the way on limiting carbon emissions.
Sweden has committed to cutting its net carbon emissions to zero by 2045 with a new law, going beyond the recently signed Paris Accord. The newly passed legislation establishes an independent Climate Policy Council and requires an action plan to be updated every four years. Sweden had previously committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The country already gets 83% of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50% renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule.
Transportation is at the top of emissions data.
Data from the Carbon Brief and Environmental Research Letters, details emission breakdowns from all member states in European Union (excluding Croatia). From all country averages, emissions from transportation were the single largest source, accounting for around 30% of the carbon footprint of households.
One step is being taken in air travel, aiming to offset some of the carbon produced from air travel. The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) has been voluntarily adopted by over 70 states around the world. These 70 nations represent over 87.7% of international aviation activity, meaning this venture has the potential to make a huge impact on carbon emissions in aviation.
Carbon offsets can reduce personal carbon footprints.
On a personal level, there are plenty of ways for Americans to take better care of the planet through reduced emissions. One option is to purchase carbon offsets to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions generated by your own and your family's travel activities. In transportation, flight offset packages can be purchased to offset the amount of carbon released when flying. Carbon Credit Capital is one company offering these carbon offsets as a way for consumers to reduce their carbon footprints.
About Carbon Credit Capital
Carbon Credit Capital LLC is a carbon offset management firm. They specialize in linking business partners to carbon emission reduction projects in developing and domestic markets. Through this, they work to reduce carbon emissions, provide climate education, and achieve sustainability goals with corporations, non-profits, small businesses, and universities.