About this Event
24th January – Measuring Up – How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint and take action to reduce it
Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts, floods and tropical cyclones, aggravating water management problems, reducing agricultural production and food security, increasing health risks, damaging critical infrastructure and interrupting the provision of basic services such water and sanitation, education, energy and transport.
Data and Statistics / Facts and Figures:
• From 1880 to 2012, average global temperature increased by 0.85°C
• Oceans have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished and sea level has risen. From 1901 to 2010, the global average sea level rose by 19 cm as oceans expanded. The Arctic’s sea ice extent has shrunk in every successive decade since 1979
• Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by almost 50 per cent since 1990
• Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades
In these days of climate and ecological emergency responsible businesses are taking steps to reduce their contributions to global warming and climate change.
The Chamber Low Carbon team will be on hand to discuss the support and funding available through the Low Carbon programme.
This workshop is part of a regular Lunch & Learn series giving Lancashire businesses the knowledge and tools to go green. To keep up-to-date with further workshops subscribe to the Chamber Low Carbon newsletter.