Navigating decarbonisation

Your guide to net zero
Authors: Gregory Carli, Michael Simioni, Mathew Barkley, Molly Frost
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At a glance

Organisations are struggling to decarbonise. The GHD Sustainability Monitor 2024 revealed that the process of decarbonising operations is a challenge far greater than other sustainability actions. Sixty-three percent of executives surveyed cited either ‘some issues that need to be closely monitored’ or ‘significant challenges in achieving their decarbonisation goals’. Navigating decarbonisation: Your guide to net zero brings clarity to the conversation by offering definitions, best practice guidance and advice on how to move your decarbonisation journey forward. From asking the right questions to implementing strategy and planning framework to promote sustainable and equitable growth.

Organisations are struggling to decarbonise. The GHD Sustainability Monitor 2024 revealed that “decarbonising operations” is the number one challenge for executives. The process of decarbonising is a challenge far greater and steeper than other sustainability actions. Sixty-three percent of executives surveyed cited some issues and significant challenges in achieving their decarbonisation goals. Navigating decarbonisation: Your guide to net zero brings clarity to the conversation by offering definitions, best practice guidance and advice on how to move your decarbonisation journey forward. From asking the right questions to implementing strategy and planning framework to promote sustainable and equitable growth.

Demystifying decarbonisation

There’s a myriad of buzzwords turning up in climate conversations. They represent the evolving dialogue but risk diluting and confusing the message. This report outlines commonly used terms and definitions, as well as explanations and advice on how to better manage on Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions. While the challenges of net zero vary across sectors and regions, unique contexts and profiles make some organisations more susceptible to impact others. Understand the physical and transitional risks to identify the effects of potential exposures as well as action plans to ensure business continuity.

Determining your decarbonisation strategy

An integrated decarbonisation strategy brings together strategy, risk identification and mitigation planning. A solid strategy needs to explore and assess emission reduction, mitigation and new opportunity pathways. Learn which three critical questions to ask in your planning phase to inform your decarbonisation framework and ensure that implementation will unlock value and long-term growth.

About this report

Leaders are grappling with an expectation-reality mismatch and recognising that executing their net zero strategy is more complex than initially thought. This report offers guidance on what key areas to prioritise to strengthen your decarbonisation strategy, planning and execution.

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Navigating decarbonisation

Your guide to net zero
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