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FAQs

What is Carbon Neutrality?
Carbon neutrality is the first step on the net zero journey. You can become carbon neutral by measuring and offsetting your emissions, alongside a commitment to reduce overall emissions over time.
What is a Net Zero business?
Simply, businesses must measure their entire Scopes 1-3 carbon footprint, reduce their core emissions in-line with 1.5C warming, and remove what remains by investing in removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Do you offer a certification?
Yes, all of our products include aklimate certification in line with the best available science - that means SBTI for reduction pathways and net zero definition, GHG Protocol for measuring emissions, and PAS 2060 for carbon neutrality.
What is the story behind aklimate?
Our founders Harry and Mark met studying business strategy and climate change at university and have been passionate about environmental solutions ever since. They realised that climate action is currently confined to governments and large corporates, but that businesses of all sizes need and want the tools to play their part in this journey. We all have to work together to solve the greatest existential challenge of our generation.
What are Scopes 1, 2 & 3 emissions?
Scope 1: Direct combustion from activities under the organisations control, such as gas heating, fleet vehicles.

Scope 2: Indirect emissions from electricity purchased by the organisation.

Scope 3: All other indirect emissions, including: purchased goods & services, business travel, commuting, waste, use of products, distribution, investments, leased assets and franchises.
Carbon removal vs. carbon avoidance?
Avoidance: achieved when emissions are reduced elsewhere. For example, protecting existing woodland can generate carbon credits, if not doing so would lead to deforestation.

Removal: achieved when carbon dioxide is actively removed from the atmosphere elsewhere, such as direct air capture and large scale tree planting. In order to reach carbon neutrality, organisations can use avoidance credits, but to reach net zero, removals must be used.
What is PAS 2060?
PAS 2060 is a standard from the British Standards Institute, representing the best available international standard for carbon neutrality. We align our carbon neutrality methodology with this standard.
What is the GHG Protocol?
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides tools and guidance to help companies, countries and cities measure their emissions. Our assessment methodology is informed by their frameworks and aligned with their best-practice.
How do you help reduce emissions?
We help you define a reduction pathway that makes sense for the specifics of your business and recommend the reduction initiatives and low-carbon suppliers you need to get there.
What are Science Based Targets?
The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) has forecast the rate of emissions reductions that will be needed to limit warming to 1.5°C (and well below 2°C), in line with the commitments set out in the Paris Agreement in 2015. Our reduction pathways use SBTI frameworks to define scientific reduction targets.
What about carbon negative?
Typically, this is understood as offsetting twice as much emissions as you produce, although there is not a wide consensus on the definition. If you are interested in making a bold climate pledge, we recommend that net zero should be your target.
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