August 16, 2023 - WorldOra's Carbon News
Sustain Life Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions Sustain Life May 23, 2023- To reduce your carbon footprint and impact climate change, you must start by understanding, then measuring your greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce your carbon footprint and impact climate change, you must start by understanding, then measuring your greenhouse gas emissions. According to the U.S. EPA, transportation and electricity—two essential functions for most businesses—produce over half of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) in the U.S. Both are great places to start if you’re looking to mitigate your GHG emissions, but did you know that global emissions are about more than what comes out of an exhaust pipe or a smokestack?
If you honestly care about sustainability, you must measure and track your carbon emissions before attempting to reduce your carbon footprint. But you have to look across your entire business, and emissions scopes—often colloquially referred to as “scope emissions” or scope 1, 2, and 3—help you bucket or break down your emissions sources and behaviors.
While CO2 emissions scopes might seem confusing at first, they actually help you create a GHG inventory by identifying your total emissions or how much CO2e you emit based on everything it takes for your business to operate.
Montana Emissions Youth Court Win! A judge has ruled that the state of Montana is violating its citizens’ constitutional right to a “clean and healthful environment” by allowing continued fossil fuel development without considering its effect on the climate.
Lawyers for Montana said they would appeal the judge’s decision, which was handed down on Monday. But if it stands, the ruling could set a groundbreaking legal precedent that the government is obligated to protect its citizens from human-caused climate change.