Climate neutrality until 2050: 195 Countries agreed on this target in the Parisian climate agreement. It is the attempt to translate the guidelines from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) into actions and prevent the average global temperature from rising by more than two degrees Celsius. Since the climate-protection measures must be anchored locally, Berlin’s House of Representatives adopted an energy transition law with the goal „climate-neutral Berlin 2050“.
Climate neutrality means avoiding or at least reducing the greenhouse gases wherever possible. However, for businesses and consumers it is not possible in all cases or only possible with unreasonable effort. For example, events cannot be implemented completely emission-free, nor can products be manufactured emission-free. In these cases, there is the option to compensate the emissions.
Why CO2 Reporting?
The first step toward climate neutrality is to record emissions. The own CO2 reporting is an important step for this. All direct and indirect emission sources of a company or a product are recorded and accounted. Only if all emission sources and emission levels are known, effective measures for climate neutrality can be implemented and proven. A co2 reporting based on an international standard such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) does not only creates transparency but comparability within the sectors. In the course of preparing the report concrete suggestions and measures for the reduction and compensation of greenhouse gas can also be proposed.
What offers the BEA?
The Berliner Energieagentur (BEA) is a reliable partner for the preparation of a Corporate Carbon Footprint (CO2 footprint) according to the GHG Protocol. The experienced BEA consultants determine together with the clients which business units to consider and assign them to the emission sectors which are defined in the GHG Protocol. The data that is required for the calculating of the emissions is recorded with the help of project-specific questionnaires. In the follow-up the clients receive a report with the accurate representation of greenhouse gas emissions and measures for the reduction of them. In addition, the BEA will accompany the process for a possible certification of the report. Optionally the BEA supports their clients in the follow-up implementation of the proposed measures.