Information for G00020
Going Carbon Neutral at IIED
Background Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are contributing to climate change – the evidence is now clear. Efforts to reduce GHG emissions through government action at the international level, through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, have led to modest action in some countries. However, responsibility for reducing emissions also lies with private companies, non-government organisations, communities and individuals. IIED Activities IIED recognises its responsibility to reduce its GHG emissions. An initial estimate of our emissions for one year, January to December 2003, is 372 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Of this, work travel comprises 69% (almost all from air travel), commuting to and from IIED offices 4%, utilities (gas and electricity) 26% and waste 2%.