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Hi, I'm a business owner who wants to do my bit to help alleviate the climate emergency rather than contribute towards it.

When I started to look into it, I found lots of conflicting advice and a lot of noise about "green" initiatives that would, at best, have a tiny effect and at worst, actually make things worse.

"Go Climate Positive" was born from my desire to take an objective look at the climate impact of my business, to focus on doing the things that will reduce that impact the most and to tell my customers about my commitment transparently and honestly.

If you have any questions, I would love to hear from you. Do send me a message, pop a question in the forum or give me a call on 0333 344 5890.

Eoin McQuone

Chief Carbon Coach & Founder

Our team

We are here to help you calculate your carbon footprint, set reduction targets and to give you help and advice.

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Our partners

Our partners are hand-picked to help our members reduce their carbon footprint

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What is Go Climate Positive?

“Go Climate Positive” is a community of businesses determined to make a difference on climate change.

We can help you to…

  • Calculate your Carbon Footprint and set science-based targets to reduce it
  • Offset your footprint to go Carbon Neutral
  • Then go "Climate Positive" by helping others to reduce their footprint
…and we give you a certificate to show you are serious about it.


Why do we care?

Climate change is the biggest issue of our age. Since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 the science has become increasingly clear that global warming is real and that our actions are driving it faster and further than the human race has ever seen.

The correlation between the average temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide is very strong.

Climate Change: Correlation between average temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide | NOAA Climate.gov

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 30% higher than at any other time in the last 800,00 years. For a sense of scale it's worth bearing in mind that our species, homo sapiens, has only been around for 200,000 years.

Climate Change: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide | NOAA Climate.gov

We are currently on track to reach a global temperature rise of around 3°C, compared with pre-industrial levels. Yet, the IPCC has painted a stark picture of what is likely to happen if temperatures rise by just 2°C:

  • Large, robust and widespread regional differences are expected for temperature extremes
  • Heavy precipitation events on a global scale, with an increase in the number of tropical cyclones
  • Higher probability of extreme drought, precipitation deficits, and risks associated with water availability
  • Risk of damage to natural systems (including terrestrial, freshwater, wetland, coastal and ocean ecosystems) and to human systems (including food production, human health, tourism, energy systems and transportation)
  • Loss of species and higher risks of extinction
  • An increase in flood hazard in some regions
  • At least one sea-ice-free Arctic summer is expected every 10 years
  • Global mean sea level rise (GMSLR) is projected to rise by around 0.3-0.93m
  • Risks to global economic growth, with the largest reductions for low- and middle-income countries and regions (the African continent, Southeast Asia, India, Brazil and Mexico)
  • Greater proportions of people both exposed and susceptible to poverty in Africa and Asia

This illustrates that human prosperity, equity and health are intimately connected to the state of the planet and the health of our natural systems.

Climate change is an issue of business risk, as well as one of social justice, human wellbeing and our stewardship of the natural world. We owe it to ourselves and the next generation to do something about it.


"Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics." - David Attenborough


The Go Positive approach

Go Positive is a community of businesses committed to making sustainability “business as usual”. Our aim is to place the tools for driving sustainable growth into the hands of every business leader. Right now, we are focussing on carbon because the climate emergency really is our biggest threat and our greatest opportunity. 

The Go Positive philosophy is that when we focus on creating a world that is better for us, better for our children and better for the plants and animals we share this planet with, we create a better business. This is why we love the idea of "handprints".

A handprint is a contribution that makes a positive change in the world, that helps improve the lives of others – including helping to reduce someone else’s footprint

If our footprints are what we unavoidably take from the planet, our handprints are what we intentionally give back.

When thinking about the climate, your Carbon Footprint represents the negative impacts of the things you do that contribute to global warming, your Carbon Handprint represents the beneficial effects of the things you do to reduce global warming.

We do this by helping others to reduce their carbon footprint. If we do this, we can massively increase our positive impact on the climate by multiplying our efforts many times over.

After all, once you have reduced your footprint to zero there is nowhere else to go, but there is no limit to the size of your handprint

We have 4 guiding principles:

  • Put more into the world than we take out
  • Be brave and use mistakes as learning opportunities
  • Collaborate widely to deliver the best outcome for all
  • Keep agile and continually adapt

We know we are not perfect, but we strive every day to live up to these principles, and we truly believe that our business is better for it.


We support the Sustainable Development Goals

Go Positive is an approach to doing business that places equal emphasis on people, planet and prosperity. We understand that the long-term sustainability of our businesses and our society depend on the extent to which they add value to all 3 of these assets. This is more true today than it has ever been, with the looming climate emergency, continued social injustice and growing economic inequality.

This is why we wholeheartedly support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and believe that we need to achieve all of them, if we are to achieve any of them.

Make a start today

If you would like to learn more about how your business can help tackle climate change, we would be delighted to give you a free carbon review. 

Why not book a time in the diary now? It only takes 30 mins.

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