What is Decarbonisation
When we burn fossil fuels to heat and power our homes and businesses, Carbon dioxide is released. Carbon dioxide (CO2), is a greenhouse gas, and when it is released, it accumulates in the atmosphere and contributes to the greenhouse effect, trapping heat and leading to global warming and climate change.
In simple terms, decarbonisation is the process of reducing or removing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions to help mitigate climate change.
The goal of decarbonisation is to decrease and begin to reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, to reduce the primary drivers of global warming and climate change. The ultimate aim is Net Zero and beyond.