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Chapter 4.2: Scope 2 Emissions Reductions

Published September 24, 2020

Chapter 4.2: Scope 2 Emissions Reductions

Scope 2 emissions are upstream generation emissions from purchased electricity, heat, steam, or cooling. For an organisation to reduce its Scope 2 emissions, it must reduce the amount of energy it uses or make changes to the kind of energy it is purchasing.

This document will categorise emissions reductions in Scope 2 as technological, behavioural, and contractual (market-based). For the sake of simplicity, it will also limit itself to electricity as the Scope 2 impact that is the primary concern of most businesses.