What is net-zero carbon?
“Put simply, net-zero means cutting greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible, with any remaining emissions re-absorbed from the atmosphere, by oceans and forests for instance.” – United Nations Net Zero Coalition
Communities are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. More frequent and severe natural disasters (flooding, tornados, heat waves, forest fires, droughts, etc.,) are threatening our food production, our homes, our roads and bridges and our ways of earning a living. Experts agree that the cost of inaction and adaptation to climate impacts will be far greater than the costs of taking action now.
We recognize that the impacts of the climate crisis are not experienced equally across society, meaning some communities are more severely impacted. For example, melting permafrost, changing ice patterns and shifting migration of animals are especially damaging to Indigenous ways of life, and it is often Indigenous communities’ lands and waters that are most polluted by fossil fuel projects. It is inadequately housed Canadians and those most at risk, such as the elderly, who experience the highest mortality rates during heat waves. Critical to tackling the climate crisis is to support communities most impacted in designing and implementing solutions.
We recognize that this is a field in rapid evolution, and we are always open to learning about new approaches. We invite you to book a 15-minute appointment with our team to determine if we are the right partner for your project.