Products in this category are made using sustainable materials, leveraging optimized production techniques, and/or innovative technology that keep carbon emissions to a minimum. Also, 50% or more energy used in the production process comes from renewable energy sources
Carbon offset shipping: The vendor might offset its carbon emissions from delivery by creating a positive environmental impact. For eg: investing in projects that reduce carbon emissions.
Why is it necessary to reduce carbon emissions?
Climate change is caused by anthropogenic emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses. Climate change impacts natural and human systems globally through the increase globally averaged surface temperature, extreme weather events, changing precipitation patterns, rising sea levels and ocean acidification. These risks will ultimately impact people’s livelihoods, particularly marginalized groups such as women, children, and the elderly, as resources, food and water become more scarce.
Those effects impact the other SDGs and often make it more difficult to achieve them. To achieve the UNFCCC goal of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the world must transform its energy, industry, transport, food, agriculture and forestry systems to ensure that cumulative net emissions do not exceed one trillion tonnes of cumulative carbon, which implies global net zero emissions by the second half of the century.