Cutting your carbon emissions
Some businesses, particularly those that are energy-intensive, have legal requirements to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, put in place as a result of the UK's commitment to the Kyoto Protocol and in alignment with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
Action by other businesses is also essential if we are to meet our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the next 25-30 years. In Scotland, 2045 is the target year by when net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases are to be reached.
All businesses can make changes that will make a difference, such as using less energy or swapping company cars for greener models. It may bring you business benefits too, including cost savings and tax breaks.
In this guide
- How climate change affects your business
- How to cut carbon emissions from energy use
- How to cut carbon emissions from business travel
- How to cut carbon emissions from business buildings
- How to design low-carbon products
- How to find suppliers of low-carbon products
- Tax breaks to encourage energy efficiency
- Comply with emissions trading requirements
- International climate change projects and the carbon offset market
- How to get involved with Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation projects
- Purchasing carbon offsets