Our climate is changing, the evidence is irrefutable.
The Earth’s temperature has risen by over 1 degree Celsius since the late 19th century, due to human activity increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
This graph, provided by NASA, demonstrates just how rapidly this is occurring.
Since 1969, our oceans have warmed by nearly half a degree Celsius, with ice sheets decreasing on average by 279 billion tonnes per year and glaciers rapidly retreating. Sea levels have risen by 20 centimetres over the last century and extreme weather events are becoming more regular. Due to this, many species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction.
Governments across the globe have taken note and are starting to act. For example, the UK and US governments have placed climate change legislation at the forefront of their policies. In 2021, the UK will host the G7 conference on climate change which has been described by John Kerry (US Climate Envoy) as “the last best chance to avert the worst environmental consequences for the world”.
On 27 June 2019, the UK government signed legislation to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero by 2050 into law. Similarly, the commitment to Net Zero was published in Ireland on 7 October 2020. Legislation is being backed up with clear plans and strategies such as the deployment of carbon budgets and progressive carbon taxes.
These strategies create a real opportunity because they will deploy vast amounts of funding to create hundreds and thousands of high-quality jobs and support many regional economies. This will permanently change the way we all do business.
Net Zero Targets
In some ways, it is currently unclear how Net Zero legislation will be enforced, although huge numbers of companies have started setting their own targets. It’s clear that environmental and carbon targets are rapidly becoming prominent in all types of company reporting.
Examples of this can be found on Science Based Targets, where companies of all sizes from across the globe are detailing their Net Zero Strategy. Ixora are proud to be playing our part. We passionately believe that it is our collective moral obligation to work towards Net Zero.
Helping You Achieve Net Zero
We are extremely excited about the future and we are looking forward to combining our skills and experience to fight against climate change.
We want to help develop your Net Zero strategy by demonstrating how AD can be a fundamental solution in achieving your targets by:
- Measuring your carbon footprint and identifying the areas in which AD can reduce it.
- Developing and implementing a Net Zero strategy with short, medium and long-term goals.
- Monitoring key performance indicators so you can measure progress and make real time decisions that inform your future process.
- Producing reports that showcase your achievements and are suitable for providing to all stakeholders and legislative bodies.
Why Anaerobic Digestion (AD)?
The UK Institute for Government reports that the four highest Green House Gas (GHG) emitting sectors account for 78% of output. These are transportation (fossil-fuels), energy supply (fossil-fuels), business (use of electricity), and residential (heating homes). AD supports the drive to Net Zero across these areas:
Renewable Energy Production
AD facilities generate consistent volumes of renewable electricity and gas which is injected into the existing network or delivered directly to your premises. This is a direct replacement for fossil fuels.
The UK government has indicated that the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from 2040. Part of this solution will include biomethane fuelled vehicles. AD can supply compressed biomethane as fuel that meets the Road Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).
AD facilities use technology to capture CO2, creating a commercial opportunity by making it suitable for use in the food and fertiliser industry.
Discover your Net Zero opportunities by contacting us today.