Environmental sustainability is the need of the hour. The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased to unprecedented levels. From 1750 to 2011, deforestation and other land use changes are estimated to have released 660.06 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (GtCO2), the second largest contributor to the 40 per cent increase in carbon dioxide concentrations since pre-industrial times. Increasing emissions and the compounding severity of global warming and climate change impacts pose substantial risks to businesses. It makes it imperative for them to review their carbon footprint.
A tangible avenue for a winning alliance between the Indian forestry sector and corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be established to supplement carbon emission reductions over larger scales. — Full Story at The Hindu Business Line —