Currently only 53 countries are actively involved with carbon reduction initiatives through Emissions Trading or Carbon Tax Schemes. This despite the fact that 196 countries are currently signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement (2021 to 2030). 188 Countries have gone further by ratifying this Agreement. Unfortunately we are running out of time as we can wait for countries to scale up to the challenge. Currently only 47% of the world’s population lives in countries who actively work on reducing carbon emissions.
Excess carbon emissions are currently at the highest level it has been in mankind’s history. We are losing the battle and slowly progressing towards the point of no return when Earth is no longer sustainable.
Not all countries are also equally committed to the reduction of carbon emissions, nor are they engaged in transitioning their reliance on fossil fuel to renewable energy. Governments and large emitters therefore need help in dealing with carbon emissions and reversing the impacts of climate change.
The everyday person, through the organisations they support, are in a unique position to make a difference through ‘Consumer power’ and increased community awareness. They have the power, and are ready to use it, by supporting organisations that endorse and also want to benefit from Paying.Green®. Organisations become valued community participants and enablers of positive action by getting involved with carbon offsetting.