We hear all the time how the climate is changing and reference to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These may be natural changes, but human activity has been the main driver of climate change.
Sir David Attenborough said “Right now we are facing a man-made disaster of a global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisation and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon”
But climate change is not all doom and gloom, we have the means to make a difference. On 14th December 2021, The Isle of Man Climate Change Act 2021 received Royal Assent and the legislation commits the Isle of Man to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Interim emissions reduction targets will be set in the meantime.
Boston’s philosophy is simple: Embrace Change. Thrive in Chaos. Know Different.
It fits perfectly with the challenges we face to tackle climate change and our approach to reducing emissions and achieving a net zero emissions target by 2050 or earlier. Our aim is to meet and exceed the target set by the Isle of Man Government and plan to achieve a net zero emissions target by 2024.
So, how are we going to achieve this? We plan to undertake carbon offsetting schemes credited and certified to international standards that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions or remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to achieve net zero emissions.
Carbon offsetting is by no means a long-term solution, but it currently provides the best way to compensate for the impact of emissions and is part of our plan to meet our net zero emissions target.
In addition to carbon offsetting, we plan to reduce our emissions. To achieve this, we will consider all aspects of energy usage and reduction of waste and supplement this with improving our knowledge and understanding through education.
We have already taken a small step in the right direction by providing reusable water bottles for all our staff. Keep an eye out for our blog to find how we reach our goals for climate change!