International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day

International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day – 28 January 2024

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As climate change continues to negatively affect our whole planet, 28th January marks ‘International Reducing CO2 Emissions’ Day which encourages everyone to make better use of resources and reduce greenhouse gas and CO2.

CO2 emissions are a huge contributor to climate change and so reducing CO2 emissions can significantly improve air quality, heal the environment, and improve public health to name a few.

At ECO Hire, we pride ourselves in being an environmentally conscience welfare company, taking responsibility in combating our contributions to climate change with our range of green initiatives. We are also actively working with our clients to help reduce their CO2 and as a result want to offer our cabins to help the fight against CO2.

For instance, all of our welfare cabins either have no onboard generators (ECO SOLAR) or only use biofuel (ECO Hire), meaning we are reducing not only our impact, but we are also reducing our client’s impact on the environment.

This ‘International Reducing CO2 Emissions’ Day, let’s continue to work together to transition into a cleaner, greener future for all.

To find out more on how working together we can ‘Save the planet, one welfare unit at a time’. Speak to an ECO Hire representative about our range of CO2 and energy reducing welfare units.


History of International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day

The awareness of the need to reduce greenhouse gas or CO2 emissions has been on the radar of scientists for more than 100 years. Back in 1896, one scientist from Sweden, Svante Arrhenius, first predicted that changes in the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could potentially alter the temperature of the earth’s surface with the greenhouse effect.

By 1938, a scientist named Guy Callendar made the connection that the increase in CO2 emissions was related to global warming and climate change. In fact, this was also related to research that had been done all the way back in 1824 when Joseph Fourier calculated that a planet the size of Earth in its positional relationship to the sun should actually be much colder than it was at the time, suggesting that there must be some sort of insulation or “blanket” that kept the Earth warmer.

As scientists continue to study the impact of the greenhouse effect and loss of the ozone layer on the planet, more evidence has been revealed of global warming, including rising sea levels, increased drought, severe wildfires, declining water supplies and much more.

When the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997, it was a sign of movement in the right direction toward the reduction of greenhouse gasses from industrialised countries. Still, it hasn’t been enough to slow down the rate fast enough.

Later, as the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, it legally bound 196 different countries in a commitment to limit global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to achieve a climate neutral planet by the middle of the 21st century.

International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day is here to raise awareness about and encourage people all over the world to do their part in taking care of the environment and the planet by reducing their carbon footprint.

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