We need to drastically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere from human activity.
The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide. Actions to reduce its release into the air are often called carbon reduction actions. For instance, the burning of things which contain carbon such as oil, gas and other fuels, result in carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. Furthermore, anything which reduces the amount of carbon dioxide being released as a result of this activity would be referred to as a carbon reduction action.
However, there are other greenhouse gases, such as methane, so you will also see us talk about “emissions reduction”. This is exactly the same principle as carbon reduction; the only key difference is that other greenhouse gases are released.
The Toolkit on this website contains over 60 actions that have been selected as carbon and / or emissions reduction measures. Take a look at what actions you can take to address your carbon reduction and emissions, and help protect our environment.