How to start decarbonising your organisation
The process of developing a climate and environmental roadmap takes time within an organisation. For some Climate Action Accelerator partners, this may take 6 months; for others, 9 months; and for others a little longer, depending on the size of the organisation. This does not mean that nothing can be done in the meantime. The climate clock is ticking and there exists many ready-to-deploy solutions: discover 10 of them below.
10 ready-to-use actions
# 1 Online meetings
Maintain online meetings and promote teleworking.
#2 Travel better
Take the train instead of the plane, fly direct and in economy class, and ban personal loyalty points linked to business trips.
Reduce heating and cooling of office and other spaces.
#4 White roofs
Paint roofs white to reflect solar radiation.
#5 Renewal of contracts
Seize the opportunity to include new clauses or delay the renewal of multi-year contracts.
#6 Equipment purchases
Do not renew equipment as long as it is functional or repairable.
#7 Purchase of products and deforestation
Buy palm oil-free or RSPO-certified food and hygiene products, buy only FSC or PEFC-certified paper, and reduce meat consumption.
#8 Ecosystem protection
Harvest rainwater, stop the use of pesticides, plant endemic trees, and more in the resource.
#9 Office eco-actions
Choose a more carbon-efficient commute, eliminate single-use plastics, and more in the resource.
Raise staff awareness of eco-actions in the office, eco-driving and organise a “climate fresk” or “2-tonne” trainin.
Quick and easy wins: How to start decarbonising your organisation?
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If you have any questions about these actions or would like to know more, please contact the Solutions Unit. This resource will soon be accompanied by visual aids.
Quick and Easy Wins
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