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St Albans City and District Council

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… into the atmosphere as far as reasonably and practically possible and then remove enough emissions from the atmosphere by natural means (e.g. tree planting) or engineered means (e.g. carbon sequestration) to balance out the residual emissions and achieve ‘net zero’. Net Zero emissions is more realistic than a gross zero target as it allows for some residual emissions from some sectors where…

… range from planting trees to installing solar panels, often, but not exclusively, in developing countries. While this approach is positive because it allows polluters to pay for remedying their impacts, there are also complexities which need to be considered. For instance, is the project verified, reliably and permanently absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere? Is it ‘additional’, meaning…

… The natural environment, including soils, plants, grass and trees, absorbs carbon from the atmosphere. By allowing more space for nature, we help to balance the impact of human emissions, and help to conserve wildlife. This is vital to stem the mass extinctions that we are currently seeing across the planet. While tree planting is a positive step, it doesn’t provide the level of benefit that occurs when…

… woodlands purely through seeds falling on damp ground and being left to grow. We see in these examples that natural regeneration works best when humans take a hands-off approach and allow nature to thrive. So while tree planting is still going to play an important role in offsetting our carbon emissions, natural regeneration, in many instances, might be quicker and more effective. The area of land…

… required to offset Hertfordshire’s emissions through tree planting/natural regeneration. Page 11 Page 12 Corporate Emissions - Where we are as a Council How do we calculate our emissions? St Albans City and District Council has been monitoring and reporting on our corporate emissions since 2008/09. Our approach to calculating our emissions is based on the Government’s guidance on energy…

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