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[Ambassador report] [Thematic Report - July] - Carbon Neutrality, The journey of Ghana So Far

by Justice Obiri | 04-08-2021 09:30 Comments 8 recommendations 0



 

 

Carbon Neutrality - is a term used to describe the state of an entity (such as a company, service, product or event), where the carbon emissions caused by them have been balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world.

 

The definition gave me chills in my stomach because if this could be enacted as a law and pushed through all countries, I think it would really help in our fight against climate. If a company is emitting an amount of carbon dioxide into the environment, the company would be forced by law to find ways and means of getting rid of the carbon dioxide. I hope this becomes the norm one day.

 

What is Ghana doing about carbon neutrality? Well, in my previous reports, it would be noted that I have given an initiative taken by the government to help reduce the impact of climate change in the country and world as a whole and in that initiative, it brought the Go Green Ghana Agenda which would ensure that over three million trees are planted all over the country. The government sees it necessary to take this huge step as a pace setter for others especially those in the private sector to follow its lead. And this is so because even if laws are set about the environment and individual companies are to follow them, the government would not have supervision over it and hence the laws would be ignored or not followed. Lack of human resources to help with enforcement has been one of the main downfalls of Ghana and Africa as a whole.

 

How can companies help in carbon neutrality? The following steps by (carbonfootprint.com) can be very helpful:

1.     Set carbon neutrality and carbon management strategies

2.     Calculate & track carbon footprint

3.     Implement cost effective carbon reduction programmes

4.     Offset emissions through a wide choice of high quality projects around the world

5.     Develop their marketing and communications strategy around their environmental credentials

 

Green Cheers! From Ghana

 

  

 

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8 Comments

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Hi Justice,

    This is your mentor Yuseon:D

    As carbon neutrality is a global issue, it is always a joy to hear how
    other nations are dealing with this problem, and what process they are
    in in the current state. Thanks for sharing the situation of Ghana!
    Hope they could find a way to compensate the lack of human resource problems,
    to get one step closer in zero-carbon!

    Posted 15-08-2021 22:30

Paras Kunwar

  • Paras Kunwar says :
    Hello Justice ,
    Hope you are doing great,
    Thank you for your report on carbon neutrality
    Keep writing,
    Green Cheers,
    Paras
    Posted 09-08-2021 15:30

Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Dear Justice,

    This is your mentor Debbie. :)
    I agree that if we take this issue seriously, this would soon become a fight against climate. This is exactly why we need to quickly tackle this issue. I also hope that removing the carbon dioxide emitted will become a norm one day. Enjoyed your article, Justice!

    Best,
    Debbie
    Posted 09-08-2021 00:54

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Justice ,

    thanks for Sharing such an informative report on carbon neutrality

    warm Regards ,
    Shobha
    Posted 05-08-2021 14:21

HASSAN ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Justice,
    Thank you for writing such informative report on Climate neutrality. We must take all necessary efforts to focus towards more sustainable solutions.

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 05-08-2021 01:46

Lhamu dolma Sherpa

  • Lhamu dolma Sherpa says :
    Hello justice,

    Thank you so much for sharing informative report on carbon neutrality.

    Keep writing,keep sharing

    Regards

    Lhamudolma
    Posted 04-08-2021 14:57

Bindu Dhakal

  • Bindu Dhakal says :
    Hello Justice,
    Hope you are doing great,
    Thank you so much for your report on Carbon neutrality,
    Keep writing,
    Yours,
    Bindu
    Posted 04-08-2021 12:49

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