The science of the climate crisisGreenhouse gas emissions—from energy production, transportation, industry, agriculture, and nearly every economic activity—are rapidly warming the planet. Millions are already suffering.
The science of the climate crisisIf we continue with business as usual, temperatures will rise 3°C by 2100, leading to food and water scarcity for hundreds of millions of people, devastating extreme weather events, and the decimation of ecosystems.
Cutting down emissions at SegmentTo avert catastrophic change, scientists tell us we need to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030. This is possible, but only if we decarbonize every sector of the economy rapidly. At Segment we're doing our part to make this happen faster.
Segment has been carbon neutral since the beginning (2011)
7,919 tCO₂e total
reduction from 2018
We’re taking action to reduce our carbon footprint ASAP.With the goal of cutting carbon per employee by 20% in 2020. Here’s how we’ll get there:
We fund a portfolio of projects that prevent emissions equal to our current footprint.We do constant research to stay up-to-date on the highest impact projects, and you can read our methodology here. We are currently funding the following portfolio:
For every ton of greenhouse gases we emit, we fund a project that prevents an equivalent amount of emissions.
Carbon offsets are a complex market — there are thousands of projects of varying cost and quality. We work with Watershed to stay up to date on thousands of projects in order to identify ones with the maximum impact per dollar. In doing this review we look at five factors.Required factors:
- Additionality: That our funding is the direct cause of emissions prevention relative to a clear baseline scenario.
- Verifiability: That independent experts have verified the climate impact of the project.
- Permanence: That the climate impact of our funds is guaranteed today, regardless of how the project fares in the future.
- Compliance market tie-in: That access to the project trades in a compliance market, such as California cap-and-trade, so that our participation drives up prices for regulated polluters.
- Social benefits: That the project has social impact beyond its core climate benefit, such as positive impact on the local community.