In this day and age, the global world is still lacking a single platform to act firmly against the ravaging climate changes. The world leaders aim to gather representatives from different countries on one platform and many meetings and conferences are being held around the Globe. However, something profound is missing. The rich countries are acting vigorously in increasing global carbon emission while severe impacts of climate change are showing havocs on poor countries. Check out COP26 – The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference Event and Pakistan
There are climate change strategies that are suggested by concerning experts and scientists who have already warned the world about upcoming extreme weather events due to climate changes. The carbon emissions in the air from anthropogenic activities are causing the rise in the temperature of the Earth leading to Global Warming and fundamentally global climate changes.
WHAT IS DECARBONIZATION?
Decarbonization is a method of limiting carbon emission in the atmosphere.
Additionally, it can be defined as a process by which the intensity of carbon or carbon emissions in the atmosphere can be reduced. The greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are entering through fossil fuel combustion. The average concentration of greenhouse gases is rising with increasing anthropogenic activities.
LOW CARBON ECONOMY
A low carbon economy is also regarded as a decarbonized economy. This low fossil fuel economy is defined as using low-carbon energy sources that generate the least amount of greenhouse gases emissions into the air.
The main concept of Decarbonization is to remove carbon from the atmosphere and utilize it in a sustainable way.
Paris Agreement signed in 2016 comes with an aim to decrease global emission of greenhouse gases that are being released into the atmosphere through fossil fuel combustion during electricity production and transportation. The agreement has set objectives to decrease global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.
HOW TO DO DECARBONIZATION SUCCESSFULLY?
This is the time when we urgently need to act right and implement sustainable practices. You can read another related article Can we still save the environment or is it too late?
Various IT specialists have started their sustainability journey in reducing their output of greenhouse gases emissions and aiming to strictly follow net zero-emission.
Net zero-emission is regarded as carbon neutrality. It is a sustainable standard to be achieved by net-zero emission of carbon dioxide.
SUSTAINABLE EFFORTS AND GLOBAL STRATEGY TOWARDS ZERO NET EMISSIONS
Decarbonization is a part of sustainable efforts. Experts say we have no time to make more promises regarding reducing global carbon emissions, only strategic actions are required.
The first step is making people aware of the sustainable efforts, carbon footprint, and basic concepts of climate change. Computers are one of the sources of increasing carbon footprint. The second step can be described as achieving net zero-emission. In one way, this could be done by using green technology. In IT departments, the electricity should be produced through solar panels which utilize solar energy to generate power with minimal greenhouse gases emissions.
Lastly, the concept of net-zero emission aka carbon neutrality is necessary to understand in order to take sustainable actions.
The global strategy includes ESG. It stands for environmental, social, and governance. The functioning business in a society should meet the essential criteria of ESG. Check out What is Greenwashing? – Types and Negative Effects
Nevertheless, the digital world needs more standards for counting their contribution to the global carbon footprint. New innovations are required to introduce the decarbonized economy. There are solutions to limit carbon emissions but the strong implementation of strategies is still missing.
Also, check out Why We All Should Move to Clean Renewable Energy
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