Readiness Goal 2.1: Achieve public and private sector consensus on a clear and agreed definition of net zero
Intent: Establish a common and understandable net zero target for organisations within the built environment. Through quantifying an organisation’s emissions, allow the clear identification of the net zero target and the emission sources.
Indicator 2.1.1: Define, as an organisation, what net zero means. (e.g. does off-site renewable energy, carbon credits, reforestation efforts count? Will the organisation targeting net zero for scope 1, 2 or all 3?).
Indicator 2.1.2: Conduct a carbon audit of the organisation, covering at least scope 1 and 2, using the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard (or equivalent). Alternatively, adopt peer-reviewed/reputable carbon reporting from organisations of similar nature as a guideline to identify emissions sources within one’s organisation.
Indicator 2.1.3: Based on emissions sources identified in Indicator 2.1.2, develop and implement an organisation wide decarbonisation strategy to reduce emissions. (refer to RG 2.3 and 2.4 for more details)
Indicator 2.1.4: Building on the successes of Indicator 3, expand the strategy into a long term / generation direction towards achieving net zero. (refer to RG 2.3 and 2.4 for more details).