Let’s Do Net Zero : how to calculate carbon emissions

Smiling woman with curly, long hair, wearing a blue scarf, Liberty will be explaining Net Zero and carbon calculation

Blue Patch members will be attending a primer on carbon calculation, delivered through our members and partners – all experts in the field.

We’re off to a flying start with Liberty Bollen, pictured here, from Compare Your Footprint. Liberty will be showing members how to do their own carbon calculation using Compare Your Footprint, a fantastic tool developed by environmental consultancy Green Element.

Here’s a short video about the CYF calculator. Amazingly helpful for businesses of all sizes Business Road Map to Real Net Zero – Compare Your Footprint

What are you waiting for…..hit the button!

For Blue Patch members with an annual turnover of £300,000 + please hop into the member’s hub for the Compare Your Footprint discount code. For members with turnover under £300,000, CYF is free.

this will be our first Net Zero primer so we’re including a short glossary :
Net Zero

Net Zero refers to achieving an overall balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere. 

Carbon calculation is essential if you want to keep on track with your carbon footprint!

The 1.5°C target : the race to Zero is on!

We need to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

To meet Science Based Targets (for Net Zero) by 2050 the world must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% every decade.

It is essential we meet and even surpass these targets to avoid the tragic consequences of climate change.

What are Scopes 1, 2 & 3?

Emissions are broken down into three categories by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG).

Scope 1 – All Direct Emissions from the activities of an organisation or organisation under its control. Including fuel combustion on site such as gas boilers, fleet vehicles and air-conditioning leaks.

Scope 2 – Indirect Emissions from electricity purchased and used by the organisation. Emissions are created during the production of the energy and eventually used by the organisation. The Scope 2 Guidance standardizes how organisations measure emissions from purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heat, and cooling.

Scope 3 – All Other Indirect Emissions from activities of the organisation, occurring from sources that they do not own or control. These are usually the greatest share of the carbon footprint, covering emissions associated with business travel, procurement, waste and water.

What to read

The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change or IPCC, is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) on 31 October – 12 November 2021, with a broad programme of its own events as well as taking part in the official activities of the meeting.

Join Blue Patch and Join in!

Let’s Do Net Zero is a series of accessible lunchtime zoom workshops for Blue Patch members. Designed to bring business owners and employees together as a supportive community, to solve problems, myth-bust and encourage progressive carbon reduction steps. Let’s Do Net Zero – together!

Date of the webinar: Wednesday 27th October 2021. 1-2pm.

To join the live Zoom the link is on the Member’s Hub. There will be a recording of this first session available on the Hub afterwards.

If you have a business and meet our membership criteria, we’d love to tell you more about membership.

Apply to join Blue Patch here or call +44 (0) 207 738 7267 joinus@bluepatch.org