What does Decarbonisation mean?
Updated: Dec 17, 2020
You may have heard of a decarbonised economy since the Paris Agreement, a term often thrown about by corporate leaders and investors - but what does decarbonisation mean?
We understand that fundamental changes need to be made to counter climate change and for many companies decarbonisation has become the keyword of their sustainability strategy.
The Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause to combat climate change - with some very ambitious efforts.
At its core, the aim of the Paris Agreement is to strengthen the response to the very real threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius this century and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The Paris Agreement is imperative to helping the ability of all countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.
The Paris Agreement is also in place to help reach these ambitious goals by looking at a new technology framework, financial flows and an enhanced capacity building framework.
Where does Decarbonisation fit into this?
Decarbonisation literally means the reduction of carbon. The long-term goal is to create a CO₂-free global economy.
According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the transport sector is one of the worst culprits and accounts for about 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
This is a figure that is rising, not getting any smaller. Many automobile manufacturers are already starting to be called upon to do their bit, and with a greater range of electric cars coming to the market it seems they agree that e-mobility is the best and most efficient way of achieving climate-neutral, clean mobility.
How does Traktual help with decarbonisation
Traktual vehicles are non-polluting at point of use. As the UK government plans to ban diesel-powered vehicles that contribute hugely to carbon emissions within City Centres, Traktual could replace these.
Traktual can also be used by adapted hybrid vehicles to reduce diesel emissions. As Traktual works with multi-car articulated vehicles, the system carries many more passengers than buses or trams.
Traktual, as a guided vehicle, is also able to dock and board passengers more quickly, meaning that routes can be more frequent.
Do you want to know more?
If you want to find out more about Traktual and how it can help with decarbonisation then please get in touch!