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Below is the information gathered from the Carbon Neutrality group.
Measurement and baselines
Discussion about measurement and baselines·
- What amount of CO2 are we currently using?
- What amount of CO2 is saved for a particular activity?
- How can we decide where we get the biggest effect for our actions? E.g. it is far better to plant trees in the tropics than in temperate regions! https://www.weforest.org/newsroom/why-plant-trees-tropical-regions
Tools and metrics
Some tools and metrics were identified and groups which are researching and developing low carbon and regenerative activities especially around food and farming:
- http://www.quantis-intl.com – Sustainability metrics
- http://soils.sectormentor.com – Monitor and assess soil health
- http://whiteoakpastures.com – Radically Traditional Farming
- http://locusag.com – Enriching the soil and root microbiome
- http://farmwel.org.uk – Sustainable and accountable mainstream agriculture and aquaculture
Carbon Zero 2030
Transition Stroud has a new CO2 mapping group which is aiming to collect information on district wide carbon reduction initiatives. They are holding a ‘map-jam’ on 18 Jan 2020.
Getting people to act
Perhaps we should Incentivise people through a business case, such as local solar power generation – reduces carbon and has a financial benefit.
Working with local government
There is a planned “Stroud District Cross-Sector Strategic Partnership for Carbon Neutral 2030” but this has yet to get underway. It was recommended that people put pressure on the district council to initiate this.