For the world to meet the Paris Agreement goals, every company and organization should take responsibility for its emissions. But how do we translate an ambitious global goal—net-zero emissions by 2050—to the level of an organization?
This report defines four ways to make a net-zero commitment clear to an organization’s stakeholders:
- What scope of emissions does the commitment address?
- Is the commitment proportional to the organization’s global contribution to climate change?
- Are offsetting investments tied to the Paris Agreement’s global carbon budget?
- And does the commitment account for the greenhouse gases the organization has put into the atmosphere in the past?
A shared definition of net-zero emissions will add focus to the world’s climate crisis response. We invite you to read the report and to share how your organization defines and approaches net-zero via this survey: bit.ly/DefineNetZero.