Business leaders explain the benefits of carbon offsetting

Resource / Business leaders explain the benefits of carbon offsetting

By Will Ingram / 08 Dec 2015

Companies around the world have adopted carbon-offset approaches to enable them to go beyond the reduction targets they could achieve through internal change.

Sky, Aviva and Dow are among those who have joined Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, to speak out about offsetting in a series of videos at the COP21 conference in Paris.

Recent research from Carbon Disclosure Project Data shows that business who offset also take the lead in reducing their carbon emissions with the typical offset buyer cutting almost 17% of their scope 1 direct emissions compared to non-offset buyers who reduced emissions by less than 5% in the same year.

Image credit: Still frame from video

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