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How can I reduce my carbon footprint?

Every single person can make a difference. Here are ten carbon-cutting measures you can take to reduce your personal impact on the planet.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced. And we all want to play our part in minimising the damage. Reducing our personal carbon footprint is one important step we can take. But what does the term ‘carbon footprint’ actually mean? What actions can we take? And will our individual efforts really make a difference in the bigger picture?

What is a carbon footprint?

Carbon footprint is a term that is frequently used while talking about climate change and the environment. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, that are generated by our actions. You’ll usually see it measured in tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). 

The average carbon footprint for a person in the United Kingdom is over 12 tonnes CO2e  per year. Globally, the average carbon footprint is closer to 7 tonnes, so we definitely need to take some steps to address this. 

How can I work out my carbon footprint?

Take this quick quiz to estimate your carbon footprint - and discover how you could cut your carbon emissions and impact on our climate.

The average carbon footprint for a person in the UK is over 12 tonnes

Reduce your personal carbon footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint is essential for a sustainable future. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve this goal and have a positive impact on the planet. By making some changes to your daily routine, you can join the movement towards a cleaner and healthier world. Some of them are big lifestyle changes. Others are smaller, simpler adjustments for the better. 

10 ways to reduce your carbon footprint

But will it really make a difference?

Is it really worth it? After all, how much of an impact can one individual have, particularly compared to governments and global businesses? The truth remains, the world’s top 1% of emitters produce over 1,000 times more CO2 than the bottom 1%. We are not all equally responsible for the climate crisis. 

Together, we can make a difference in reducing carbon emissions by making conscious lifestyle choices. While one person's actions may not seem significant, every small step we take towards creating a cleaner environment can lead to positive change.

Together, we can make a difference in reducing carbon emissions

And companies like Daikin also play a crucial role. We’re on a journey to create a cleaner, greener environment for all. Our aim is to achieve net zero by 2050, in order to benefit the generations to come. By embracing technological innovation and structural changes, and adopting strong environmental policies on a global scale, we can create a sustainable future.