Zero Waste Scotland has launched a five-step net-zero plan
A new net-zero plan launched by Zero Waste Scotland this week aims to show public, private and third sector organisations how to rebuild after coronavirus and meet their vital obligations on ending the climate emergency at the same time. The plan addresses how we can all do business differently to build back better after lockdown and meet Scottish Government net-zero targets.
Zero Waste Scotland has published its plan setting out five key steps for companies, councils and charities to achieve net-zero emissions by identifying the best ways for them of doing business differently so the economy and the environment can recover together in a mutually sustainable way.
The five principles set out in Zero Waste Scotland’s plan to guide organisations on the right path to net-zero are:
- Be led by evidence (covering calculating and targeting worst emissions)
- Achieve absolute emissions reductions
- Prioritise reducing emissions over offsetting
- Go beyond net-zero to tackle your whole carbon footprint
- Share successes and failures to help accelerate change
SSN welcomes this guidance as our members work towards Scottish Governments 2045 net-zero targets.
Kate Dapré, Chair of SSN, said: “Our members work together to develop and use consistent and efficient ways to address the global climate emergency and to measure, report and reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. Zero Waste Scotland’s Net-Zero Plan makes an important contribution as we all now focus on aligning our plans to the twin tasks of meeting our net-zero emissions targets and recovering from the current public health emergency. SSN is pleased to be working in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland to make sure public sector action is effective in delivering change.”
The Zero Waste Scotland’s net-zero plan and linked report outlining its experience so far in reducing its emissions are available on its website, along with its new research estimating the significant potential of homeworking to reduce its carbon footprint long-term.