Arctic Climate Footprint
New Frontier in CSR for Climate Protection
The Arctic is in crisis, warming three times faster than the rest of the planet. To many of us, this crisis seems remote, but we are all contributing to this warming. In turn, climate change in the Arctic is affecting the entire planet and accelerating global warming. For instance, Arctic warming is altering the jet stream, impacting weather patterns and storm activity. It is melting the Greenland ice sheet, threatening coastal populations worldwide, and thawing the permafrost, under which lie vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Melting summer sea ice is exposing the darker sea surface, creating a heat sink and speeding the warming process.
Now, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs can join in, providing solutions to this emerging crisis. SCS has developed new tools to help you:
- Determine your Arctic Climate Footprint, distinct from your global carbon footprint.
- Set reasonable goals aligned with your sustainability objectives.
- Identify practical strategies for becoming Arctic Climate Neutral, either through direct mitigation efforts or by supporting verified offset projects.