Energy Management and Carbon Footprinting
Chapter 16 in the 2010 Australian Master Environment Guide, Published by CCH Australia Ltd, Sydney
Climate change is one of the most significant social, environmental and economic issues of our time. Transformational change is required at a global, national and local level to reduce the risks associated with a warming planet. As governments, investors, consumers and communities respond to climate change, business risks and opportunities emerge. For this reason, it is important for organisations to measure their carbon footprint and to implement strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This chapter outlines key considerations to take when:
1. evaluating climate change-related business risks and opportunities
2. establishing a greenhouse gas reduction target
3. measuring an organisation’s carbon footprint
4. identifying and implementing energy efficiency initiatives
5. purchasing carbon offsets.