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Corporate Climate Solutions
Aug 2021· 3 min read
Distinguishing the three scopes of greenhouse gas emissions, and what to do about them
When implementing a net zero strategy, the first step is to be able to identify and understand the different sources of emissions of a business. “What gets measured, gets managed”, it is crucial to tackle the different types of emissions, specifically the hidden ones that are generated by indirect sources throughout a company's value chain and account for the majority of the total emissions generated by businesses. It is a matter of accountability and transparency that remains vital for business to transition to carbon neutral practices. In this article it is explained the characteristics of each of the three emissions scopes defined in the GreenHouse Gas protocol and the importance of accounting each of them in order to pursue a net zero strategy and how Reforestum can help businesses shift towards sustainability.