Friday 4 August 2023

Carbon Offsetting - Net Zero

Carbon Offsetting

Motorsport UK is a proud signatory of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC). That means we are committed to achieving a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030 – across scopes 1, 2 and 3 – alongside reaching net zero emissions by 2040.

Scope 1 emissions include direct emissions from owned or controlled sources such as on-site energy, emissions from fleet vehicles or emissions from industrial and manufacturing processes.

Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions such as energy purchased from a utility company.

Scope 3 emissions include all indirect emissions that occur in a value chain – including the emissions generated by assets not owned by Motorsport UK, items purchased by a company, and services that factor in both upstream and downstream.

We understand that we have a responsibility to engage our community and ensure that it is not only our internal operations that meet this goal, but that the wider motorsport community is fully supported to meet their sustainability targets that benefit wider society.

This can be done by adopting the following pathway which acts as a framework for reaching net zero – in order of importance:

Avoid – we encourage members to take necessary action that eliminates unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions from occurring in the first place

Reduce – where a member cannot avoid emissions, they should take action to lower the climate impact of their current activities – through using resources in a more efficient way, upcycling products and switching to lower-carbon equipment, fuels, or materials. Many of these resources are developing technologies and at present may be limited in terms of availability and cost-effectiveness, but wider adoption will lead to natural market forces that help bridge this gap.

Compensate – these are offsetting actions designed to compensate for some or all of the unavoidable remaining emissions. 

Coming soon - How the Forest of Dean Motor Club use funds in the community to offset Carbon Emissions from our organised events