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[Thematic Report] How Have Businesses Worked to Help the World Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050?

by Seojin Lee | 25-07-2021 21:59 recommendations 0

The earth has been struggling for many years due to the climate crisis. It has been largely caused by the emission of natural gases such as carbon dioxide, and has caused many disasters such as flooding, forest fires, and excessively high temperatures. As a result, a goal has been set by the members of the world to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, which is the state of having zero net carbon dioxide emissions. However, to achieve carbon neutrality, businesses and corporations that are responsible for a large portion of carbon emissions throughout the world inevitably play a huge role. Fortunately, many businesses have made public efforts for this exact goal.

Companies making technological products such as Samsung and Apple have addressed the negative effects of carbon dioxide emissions and have made a variety of efforts to reduce their emissions. For example, not only has Samsung worked to create more efficient worksites to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they have also worked to create more efficient products that do not emit as much greenhouse gases as it would’ve emitted. In other words, they have evaluated the various ways the company could emit greenhouse gases, including directly through Samsung factories, electricity use from daily operations, and other emissions through indirect means such as through the suppliers from other companies. Apple, on the other hand, has claimed to have reduced carbon emissions by 2 million metric tons every year through means such as reducing box sizes, using recycled materials, and using renewable energy.

However, companies producing technological products are not the only companies that have made efforts to help the world reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Other businesses such as Coca-Cola, Hyatt, and American Airlines have addressed several methods to reduce their carbon emissions. For example, Coca-Cola is working to gather their ingredients only through sustainable means by 2020, and Hyatt is working on building more sustainable hotels while also reducing the amount of water used by each guest.

Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 seems like a bold goal, but it is possible with the cooperation of these companies along with the cooperation of governments of the world’s countries. Us individuals can also drive these companies to reduce their carbon footprint by refusing to buy products or use services from companies who have not made efforts to reduce their carbon footprints.


Sources:

  1. https://www.samsung.com/levant/sustainability/environment/climate-action/

  2. https://www.apple.com/iphone-12/key-features/

  3. https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2019/08/26/101-companies-committed-to-reducing-their-carbon-footprint/?sh=7fc883f5260b

 

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4 Comments

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings seojin
    I hope you are doing well
    Indeed we can also be responsible by supporting only Eco friendly business products
    Thank you so much for the report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers from Nepal
    Kind regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 03-08-2021 03:48

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Hi Seojin,

    This is your mentor Yuseon:D

    What an interesting thematic report you have shared with us!
    It is so well organized that it was easy to read and understand it.
    I heard that Samsung and Apple are both using recycled products for new products.
    This would help them decrease the carbon emitted during the producing process.

    Thanks for sharing your insight with us!
    Posted 02-08-2021 03:18

Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Dear Seojin,

    This is your mentor Debbie :D

    Thanks for sharing with us about some of the efforts put in by global businesses. I agree with you that businesses, governments and us individuals must work together to reach our common goal by 2050. I think this is a virtuous cycle where if one of the three puts in more effort, the other two parties will also be prompted to achieve carbon neutrality more eagerly. Enjoyed reading your article :)

    Green Cheers,
    Debbie
    Posted 30-07-2021 20:11

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