Carbon neutral society
Achieving carbon neutrality requires measures in all sectors of society and impacts people’s everyday lives. It requires the involvement of producers, consumers, and the private sector. The entire society and decision makers must come up with and carry out incentives that encourage environmentally friendly measures and activities.
Goals of the ‘Carbon neutral society’ research area
- Making the climate measures of the agricultural and land-use sector holistically sustainable and socially effective. Getting emissions under control and making food production carbon neutral. Accounting for global food systems.
- Making carbon offsetting effective: clarifying the principles and verification mechanisms pertaining to the use of natural resources in the trading of carbon emissions and carbon sink units. Incorporating climate neutrality to become part of economic activities. Continuously improving methods for calculating carbon sinks.
- Improving the assessment and traceability of the environmental and climate effects of food production’s life cycle, and thereby assisting the production chain in developing holistic sustainability. Developing the methods for calculating carbon footprints and of life cycle analysis.