Obviously, the goal of all Go Climate Positive members is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions every year. However, we recognise that real-life rarely works out the way we intend and that a lot can happen in 12 months. In particular, 2020 will provide unique challenges due to the changes brought about by the Covid-related lockdowns.
Also, from time to time businesses may experience particularly strong sales growth, which makes it especially difficult to reduce the level of emissions. This is particularly true for businesses in a start-up phase.
At Go Climate Positive, we live in the real world, so we offer two approaches to help deal with these issues:
At all times our goal is to work constructively with you to help your achieve year on year carbon reduction in line with the global goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The consequences of not doing so are too important for any other approach.
* Your "baseline year" is normally the year of your first carbon footprint calculation. It is the year we compare all future calculations to.