Climate Neutrality

Climate Neutrality – A climate-friendly economy

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The changes facing the German and European economy in terms of climate neutrality are enormous. Already in 2019, at the tenth Petersberg Dialogue in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel had stressed the need to become climate neutral by 2050.

An ambitious combination of measures and sustainable technologies, for example in production or logistics, is necessary for climate neutrality. This means investing in a much more efficient economy that is less dependent on energy imports and creates more local jobs. In order to keep this time-consuming and costly process as transparent and simple as possible for your company, DFGE uses its proven Top-Down Approach and supports you holistically in the issue of climate neutrality – from accounting the carbon footprint, measures to save CO2 to the purchase of certificates.

 

“The greatest motivation for our customers to work climate neutrally in part or in whole is to implement their corporate philosophy. This includes the fulfilment of strategic CSR goals as well as a fundamental image improvement. An increase in sales or cost savings, for example through energy savings and increased energy efficiency, go hand in hand with this, but are not the main focus. We support our customers with well-founded approaches and methods for CO2 calculation and CO2 compensation measures and thus prevent green washing”.

Profilbild Dr. Thomas Fleissner
Dr. Thomas Fleissner, Founder and CEODFGE - Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy

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     Starter: a meaningful and sustainable basis

A sensible use of resources is just as important for DFGE’s customers as the combination of ecological and economic considerations of climate neutralization. We support you in planning, evaluating and successfully implementing suitable measures for climate neutrality.

  • Workshop Climate Neutrality
  • Calculation Carbon Footprint, ACCord
  • Neutralization Scope 1+2 (Compensation via certificates)
  • „Seal“ on validated calculation, validated compensation

     Complete: Equipped for the future

With a greater sense of urgency in this process of change, DFGE supports companies to work in a climate-neutral way in parts or as a whole. CO2 emissions caused by individual business processes or the entire company are first reduced through energy saving and energy efficiency measures. The remaining emissions are then neutralised through CO2 compensation certificates.

  • Scope 3 Supply Chain Analysis, Supply Chain Survey – Top 5 (10%…80%) suppliers
  • Optional „Future Proof“:
  • SBT „light“ for Scope 1+2 for the next 5 years
  • Reduction measures Scope 1+2 and analysis Development Scope 3

     Services: Individual & Modular

The CO2 compensation certificates are by no means intended to give the impression of an “indulgence trade” – for this reason it is important to win even more companies for climate protection and to inform all stakeholders about functioning processes and possibilities.

  • We help you to build up your own know-how
  • Workshops & Trainings
  • Tailored Consulting Services
Obstacles to be overcome

Numerous well-known large corporations advertise their own reforestation projects or at least how they support them. But it is not quite as simple as that, because an average tree stores approx. 13 kg CO2 per year (source e.g. Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry). In contrast, a household generates approx. 5-10,000 kg CO2 – so this one household would need about 600 trees.

An example from industry – a large company (approx. 38,000 employees) generates 200,000 tons of CO2 – i.e. 200,000,000 kg and would therefore need ~13 million trees, which in turn seems unlikely and difficult to implement – especially for multinational corporations.

Moreover, the projects just mentioned lack transparency and it is difficult to understand to what extent CO2 emissions can be reduced or avoided. Furthermore, there are compensation certificates such as monitoring according to the guidelines of the Kyoto Protocol, but there are no guidelines according to which climate neutralization must be carried out.

Your Advantages:

From a management perspective:

  • Dashboard with graphical analysis of results according to GHG protocol scopes and categories
  • Management Summary
  • Less internal resources needed for Carbon Accounting

In search of high quality:

Optimal integration into your Sustainability Management:

Statement EU

“Climate neutrality is not just about environmental protection, but about modernising the economy of the European Union as a whole,” Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Policy and Energy, argued in an interview with the German Newspaper Handelsblatt. “It is about more investment in competitive technologies and improving the quality of life of our citizens”.

Article of the EU Parliament

Find out more in an article in the European Parliament.

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