Climate neutrality, greenhouse gases, CO₂ certificates, green energy, climate change, energy efficiency. These are all terms that are gaining ever-greater importance, particularly for businesses. The ecological image of a company is increasingly becoming its store sign.
But what lies behind it? What measures can be taken, and how does your contribution to reducing CO₂ emissions impact your business? We will provide you with answers to these questions in our blog post.
Limit global warming to well below 2°C. That’s the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate protection. This is intended to be achieved through increasingly significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Climate neutrality means the substantial reduction of CO₂ emissions and the offset of any remaining CO₂ production. It is therefore not sufficient for a company’s operations to be simply “CO₂-neutral". They must actively work to minimise their CO₂ emissions.
Another important term within this context is “greenhouse gases”. It describes emissions that have a direct impact on climate change. This includes gases such as methane, ozone and sulphur hexafluoride, in addition to CO₂. All of these, except CO₂, are converted into the so-called CO₂ equivalent for better comparability of their environmental impact.