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IPCC report: Now’s the time to walk the walk on carbon reduction

The IPCC’s report is unequivocal; action must be taken now to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. Consistent year-on-year carbon reductions are achievable and create quantifiable business value, while also accelerating positive impacts on the climate crisis and society.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their sixth UN-led report in August, detailing the science of climate change and the future of our planet. Written by 230 authors from 65 countries the report details the necessary action we must take to tackle the climate crisis.

Steve Malkin, founder and CEO of Planet Mark said, “The IPCC’s report is unequivocal; action must be taken now to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. Many companies have been measuring and reducing their carbon emissions for years, but today’s report highlights the fact that we need to ensure that every organisation in the UK and beyond follows suit. This is more than a merely a box-ticking exercise for companies – consistent year-on-year carbon reductions are achievable and create quantifiable business value, while also accelerating positive impacts on the climate crisis and society.”

Unfortunately, in many cases – especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – businesses don’t know what they need to do to make a difference and are often overawed by the challenge. The solution to this is demystifying the process of reducing carbon as well as working with and educating businesses.