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The importance of reducing your carbon impact and the Quicklink advantage

Journal Article from Quicklink

Mon 17, 01 2022

Richard Rees

CEO of Quicklink

The reality of Climate Change

It’s extremely hard not to hear about climate change, and rightly so. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) published in a 2019 report that the worst impacts of climate change could be irreversible by 2030 – just over eight years away. There has never been a more imperative time to tackle this monumental issue.

With COP26 (the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) taking place in Glasgow last month, world leaders, climate experts and campaigners came together to agree a coordinated plan of action to tackle climate change.

Subsequently, countries, corporations and businesses alike have been setting important and ambitious goals to become net zero or carbon neutral within just a few years. In October, BBC announced and set out a path to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This is just a single example of a plethora of organisations announcing their commitment to tackling climate change.

We all need to act

To avoid critical changes in our biosphere, crucial action is required to ensure that increases in our planet’s temperature remain under a total of 2°C.

Climate change is largely believed to be caused by Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, and travel is a significant contributor. The United States Environmental Protection Agency found that transportation was the single largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, with light-duty vehicles and aircraft making up almost 70%.

Quicklink are committed to helping businesses reach their net zero goals by helping reduce the amount of CO2 emitted. Quicklink’s solutions provide a platform to gather high-quality remote contributions with the highest level of control - reducing the volume of business travel needed while maintaining the same broadcast-quality that would be achieved in-person.

When gathering remote contributions using Quicklink Studio, the estimated CO2 emissions avoided as a result of using the Quicklink platform are seamlessly calculated and displayed to both the remote contributor and Quicklink Manager operators. In addition, operators have the option to track, report and compare benchmarks, and identify important levers on carbon savings within a simple interface.

Within Quicklink’s ‘Reducing your Carbon Footprint: Protect our Planet Without Compromising on Quality’ whitepaper, the sustainability challenges being faced by companies, and how the Quicklink solutions can assist, are further detailed.

Within the whitepaper, Quicklink calculated that since January 2020, over 445,460 tonnes of CO2 were avoided as a direct result of customers using the Quicklink platform over having contributors travel to events or studios in-person. To put these results in perspective, a single tonne of carbon dioxide would make a humungous bubble over twice the height of a double decker bus – just imagine what over 445,460 tonnes would look like!

So don’t wait – take action today to help the future of our planet. Talk to a member of the Quicklink team today, or download the whitepaper here.

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