Our approach... Adapting to Climate Change
Climate change is the greatest threat to the future of our planet, but there is still time for us to adapt to it and mitigate its effects.
It’s a known fact that global temperature records are being continually broken. According to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the five-year period 2015-2019 was the hottest of all time. Since 1880, the average global temperature has increased by 0.85°C, sea levels have risen by 19cm and the Arctic has lost 1.07 million km2 of ice per decade*. (IPCC)
Climate change is a reality that is affecting millions of people across the world, especially the most vulnerable.
As the crisis worsens governments need to plan how they will adapt. Creating an effective roadmap to resilience is becoming increasingly urgent to ensure a safe and successful future.
At GreenBlue Urban we have the experience to help you plan your climate change adaptation strategy through use of nature-based solutions in our towns and cities.
GreenBlue Urban's Carbon Footprint Strategy
GreenBlue Urban publishes a corporate GHG Inventory Report annually in accordance with ISO14064
Goal: reduce stage 1 direct and 2 indirect emissions by 100% by 2025.
From 2020, GBU are committed to annually offsetting all residual stage 1 direct and 2 indirect emissions using verified UK forestry offsetting schemes
Goal: achieve net zero by 2040.
9 Trees Business Partner
The vision of 9 Trees is to tackle climate change by creating new woodland habitats, promoting biodiversity, creating jobs within the countryside sector and connecting more people to nature. 9 Trees is a Community Interest Company, ploughing any profits back into good schemes, training and education.
100% Recycled materials
The majority of our products are 100% recycled, virtually all contain a large proportion of recycled material.
For the lowest carbon footprint – over 90% of our products are manufactured completely in UK.
Our whole company is built around boosting tree growth, sequestering carbon, and nature-based water cleansing SuDS systems.
Power and water use
On-site manufacturing uses solar power
All facilities here use water from a borehole in our own grounds.
We have a policy of moving the entire company vehicle fleet over to EV or Hybrid power.
The GreenBlue Circular Economy
The concept of a circular economy is not new – in fact, the linear economy characterised by taking, making, and disposing of has only existed since the industrial revolution. In previous eras, very little was thrown away.