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Isle of Wight Council

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… an equal or greater amount of carbon emissions from the atmosphere (for example, by planting more trees or using carbon removal technology). This is known as offsetting. The pathway to net zero must focus primarily on emissions reductions, with only a small amount of offsetting taking place where strictly necessary. While the council can control its own operations and is likely to be able to meet…

… Island outcomes • The council will reduce emissions in its estate and activities to meet net zero by 2030. This will be split into five sets of outcomes and actions: • Behaviour • Energy • Council travel and fleet • Waste • Environment and Biosphere Council outcomes 20 5 CARBON FOOTPRINTS A carbon footprint is defined by the Carbon Trust as: “The total greenhouse gas

… will be implemented, beyond those that are already in force. Biosphere reserve Biosphere reserves include terrestrial, marine, and coastal ecosystems. Each site promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. Carbon budget An estimated cumulative amount of emissions that is permissible in line with limiting global average temperature increases to a certain point…

…. Carbon footprint The total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event, process, or product. Carbon insetting Direct investment by a company within its own value chain to reduce its carbon footprint. For example, if a company invested in a forest for sustainable timber then later used the timber in its own products. Carbon intensity Amount…

… of emissions released per unit, e.g. per vehicle or per megawatt of energy. Carbon offsetting Taking action to ensure that any carbon emissions released are matched by an equal or greater amount of activity to remove emissions from the atmosphere. For example, planting enough trees to absorb each ton of emissions. Carbon sequestration The process of storing carbon in a carbon pool. Climate…


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