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Carbon & Circularity
With the world's most significant economies committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions, all market participants intent on remaining relevant must do the same. With tools like Science Based Targets we can help you fulfil your inter-generational obligations under the Paris Agreement.
Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)
What: LCA considers the entire life cycle of a product. From raw material extraction and acquisition, through energy and material production, manufacturing for use, to end-of-life treatment and final disposal.
Why: Through a systematic overview and perspective, the shifting of a potential environmental burden between lifecycle stages or individual processes can be identified, avoided and improved.
What: Carbon neutrality means balancing greenhouse gas emissions produced by ‘offsetting’ an equivalent amount of carbon. A carbon-neutral business normally needs only to offset the greenhouse gas emissions it produces – even if those emissions are increasing.
Why: Carbon neutrality is an excellent step towards net-zero. It demonstrates an organisations willingness to play their part in the achievement of the Paris Agreement.
What: Climate Active is the Australian Governments scheme to measure, reduce, and offset carbon emissions. Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standards are one of the most rigorous in the world. Certification areas include Organisations, Products, Services, Events, Buildings and Precincts.
Why: A Climate Active certification signals that your business is serious about addressing climate change. It shows commitment to sustainability, innovation, and industry leadership, providing an edge over competitors while tapping into the increasing drive by consumers for sustainable and ethical products and services.
What: A commitment to net-zero carbon means reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to balance emissions produced, while physically removing emissions from the earth’s atmosphere. This requires the decarbonisation of your organisation and its supply chain.
Why: Organisations are expected and increasingly obliged to play their part in the achievement of the Paris Agreement to keep 'a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius ... and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius'.
Science Based Targets
What: Science-Based Targets provide a defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, preventing the worst impacts of climate change and future-proofing business growth. Targets considered ‘science-based’ are in line with the latest climate science necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Why: Science-Based Targets provide a 3rd-party validation confirming your targets align with the latest climate science necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
What: Typically in our economy, we take materials from the Earth, make products, and throw them away. This process is linear. In a circular economy, we stop waste from being produced. The circular economy is based on three principles: 1. Eliminate waste and pollution, 2. Circulate products and materials (at their highest value), 3. Regenerate nature.
Why: A circular economy decouples economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. It is a resilient system that is good for business, people and the environment.
Climate Change Risk Assessment
What: A risk based approach to identifying and managing climate change risks, including implementation plans for suitable and effective adaptation. Frameworks are informed by International and Australian standards such as ISO 31000, and AS 5334. Climate change Risk Assessments inform decision makers who commission, design, plan, approve, construct, maintain, manage, operate and decommission settlements and infrastructure, biological systems, primary production, health and welfare, and social stability.
Why: Adaptation planning based on risk management considers the individual risks involved, each item's particular sensitivity and cumulative risks and impacts.
Environmental Product Declarations
What: Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are independently verified and registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable data about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.
Why: Having an EPD shows that your company is an early mover in the market and demonstrates a genuine commitment to environmental responsibility and transparency.
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Patrick Jeannerat specialises in improving the long-term value of built assets through science-based productivity enhancements. He has hands-on experience as a sustainability specialist in the design, construction, operation, and refurbishment of all kinds of buildings as well as large-scale precinct and road, rail and air transport infrastructure projects.