Businesses in the UK have been advised to start making the shift towards being carbon neutral now, rather than waiting until they are forced by legislation.
Speaking at the BusinessGreen’s Leader’ Briefing on Net Zero Transport, chief executive of the Climate Change Committee (CCC) Chris Stark urged businesses to “take a leap” towards decarbonisation.
He stressed that it’s not a choice over whether to take action, but about when you take that action. “It’s a choice to act now, to invest in that new paradigm of carbon-neutral economic growth, or a choice to wait, and spend more,” he asserted.
Mr Stark added that businesses should throw their weight behind the move towards a low-carbon economy because the effects of climate change are clear to see, there is growing concern among the public about the issue, and green technologies are becoming cheaper and more accessible than ever before.
He added that there is no debate over whether there will be a move for decarbonisation, and that therefore investing in green technology is a safe bet as it’s likely to be required in the near future.
Even oil giant BP recently stated that it believes renewable energy will provide the main source of electricity around the world by 2040.
The CCC is due to publish a report in May, which will review the UK’s current decarbonisation target of an 80 per cent reduction by 2050 and could well suggest that the country is more ambitious and aims to be carbon neutral by that point in time.
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