Global warming has become a bigger and bigger problem. You hear about in the news, read about it in the papers and see it almost everywhere all on social media. It is a fact that carbon is everywhere. It is in the air you breathe, the food you eat, the products you purchase and the goods you use. One of the ways global companies and people as individuals have begun to take charge of their actions and the amount of carbon they are releasing into the atmosphere is through conducting a carbon audit and detecting and analysing their carbon emission.
Understanding carbon emissions
When you speak of carbon emission, the focus is specifically drawn onto carbon dioxide or in terms of science CO2. In terms of nature, CO2 is released in the atmosphere in several different ways.
But the act of humans if different. Carbon emission or a carbon footprint is essentially a total of all of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that is cause by either a human being, an organisation, and products which is expressed a carbon dioxide equivalent. It takes into consideration the carbon released through the burning of fossil fuels, the clearance of land, the manufacturing and producing of food, services and goods, materials, woods, roads, buildings, and transportation.
Diving into carbon audit
A carbon audit, also known as carbon footprint is a means or method used to measure and record the greenhouse gas emission of an organisation, building or an individual within a defined and curated boundary system.
Once the amount of GHG is detected, the next primary and imperative step is to reduce the release of such emissions into the atmosphere and work towards adopting more environment friendly ways of working. It is one of the first concrete steps that you can take to tackle climate change.
There are several companies that provide services when it comes to carbon auditing and maintaining your carbon footprint at minimal levels. They will help air and your company to find and define your boundaries and conduct extensive research in order to provide you with reports as to the scope of your carbon audit. This data collected along with the final details of your carbon audit will be used for an in-depth analysis that will help start basic mitigation measures.
The controlling of one’s carbon footprint and ensuring it is within government limits and rules and regulations is important not only in terms of fulfilling your corporate social responsibility but also in terms of giving back to the society and the environment. It is important to do your bit in protecting the environment and leading a sustainable life to ensure that there is enough left for the future.