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Zero is Also Good: Emissions Performance & Environmental Responsibility

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

GHG Emissions reports aren’t always in-depth data reports. Sometimes, they simply verify that there are no emissions at a specific area of interest or facility.

In our global pursuit of a net-zero future, precise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions monitoring plays an indisputably essential role. As we reshape how global emissions are identified and monitored across industries, Momentick is driving the understanding that monitoring verifying zero emissions found can be just as significant as detailed emissions data itself.

Put simply, zero is also good. The absence of emissions or a "clean bill of health" in emissions intelligence reports is a game changer for industries and governments when it comes to demonstrating pro-environmental policies, evaluating existing emissions reduction strategies, establishing industry benchmarks and verifying regulatory and/or voluntary compliance with local and international environmental standards. The Power of Emissions Intelligence

Emissions intelligence represents a transformative approach to how GHG emissions (such as methane) are identified, measured, and monitored on a global scale. When advanced algorithms, combined with the power of satellite imagery, make possible the autonomous detection and analysis of GHG emissions —anywhere, anytime — industries, financial services, and regulatory bodies are equipped with essential, comprehensive data insights. They simply enter the coordinates of their area of interest, and receive near-real-time, in-depth emissions intelligence reports that empower informed decision-making, risk-analysis and independent verification of emissions performance.

Zero Emissions: Verifying and Validating Performance

While the focus of emissions monitoring often centers around detailed data detecting and measuring emissions (emission rate, precise source location, current data compared to historical data for the same site etc.), reports verifying no emissions also pack immense value. “Zero emissions detected” unequivocally demonstrates the commitment of a company or local government, for example, to combating climate change. It also independently verifies the effectiveness of sustainable strategies, programs and practices or the success of specific emission control and reduction measures.

It's a data-driven way to say: We’re actually green.

For example, a confirmation that a specific area or activity isn’t producing any methane emissions demonstrates a commitment to protecting our environment and tackling global warming. It also enables industries and regulatory bodies to identify and optimize environmental best practices and replicate successful strategies to identify and stop methane leaks across their operations. For industries embarking on new methane reduction projects and strategies, no emissions found also provides a means to determine objective standards of effectiveness for these programs. This verification is essential for shaping robust emissions reduction and management policies — where in oil and gas, waste management or coal industries.

Obtaining a "clean methane bill of health" through advanced GHG monitoring technology signifies that industries are meeting environmental standards, reducing their carbon footprint, and embracing sustainable operations. “Zero emissions” reports validate their commitment to a net-zero future and contribute to building a more sustainable world. It is precisely this validation that is essential for participation in voluntary carbon markets and for verifying regulatory compliance.

Carbon Markets: Independent Verification of No Emissions

Independent verification of no emissions is especially relevant for providing credible reporting of at a specific area or industry for participation in voluntary carbon markets.

Participation in existing emissions trading systems (ETS) in the EU and China, for example, requires robust, transparent, consistent and accurate emissions monitoring and reporting. A claim that there are no emissions or no new emissions from a specific facility or project must be verified. Furthermore, the implementation of Article 6 of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement hinges on the development of a clear framework and standardized baselines for the classification of emissions removal and reduction activity via accurate monitoring and independent verification of these removals and reductions. Verified third-party reports that confirm the absence of emissions serve as a reliable and credible benchmark to ensure transparency and trust in a carbon market or system. This verification can subsequently also be leveraged to drive green investments in markets, assess risks, and make informed decisions regarding sustainable investment opportunities.

The Global Impact of Zero Emissions

Confirmation of no GHG emissions is a powerful tool to drive policy changes, foster global collaboration, and incentivize collective action across regions and industries. International bodies and organizations can leverage the data obtained through advanced emissions intelligence to set global industry standards and establish emission reduction targets.

By verifying that a specific area or activity — big or small — is producing zero emissions, these reports provide an independent and credible verification, enabling international bodies and environmental organizations to track progress, monitor the effectiveness of regulations, and drive sustainable practices across industries and continents.

These reports are also an important tool for global financial services and risk analysis. Financial institutions can utilize the verification of no emissions found to assess the environmental risks associated with different industries, investments, and portfolios — enabling investors to identify and manage climate-related risks, ensure the resilience of their portfolios, and decarbonize their investments.

Zero is Key Zero proves compliance, demonstrates commitment and paves the way to a sustainable future.

In our efforts for a net-zero future, robust and advanced verification of no GHG emissions is a powerful tool to demonstrate environmental performance, shape industry standards and measure our collective progress.



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