Carbon emissions, mainly from fossil fuel combustion, significantly contribute to global warming. Achieving carbon neutrality means offsetting these emissions by investing in renewable energy projects or reforestation, demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability. This commitment not only enhances a company’s public image but also mitigates the financial and operational risks associated with climate change. To embark on this journey, businesses should conduct a carbon audit, adopt energy-efficient practices and support carbon offsetting projects. Leading such initiatives guarantees not just environmental well-being but also the long-term viability and success of your business.
Environmental Responsibility 環境責任
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Definition: The duty of organizations and individuals to conduct operations in a way that is sustainable and has the least impact on the environment.
Our company takes environmental responsibility seriously by reducing waste and conserving energy.
Implementing eco-friendly policies demonstrates a company’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
Carbon Neutrality 碳中和
Definition: Achieving a balance where a company’s carbon emissions are offset by funding renewable energy projects or carbon capture, resulting in net-zero carbon emissions.
The corporation is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
Reaching carbon neutrality requires both emission reduction and investment in renewable energy.
Company Administrators 公司管理人
Definition: Individuals who manage and organize the affairs of a company.
Company administrators are responsible for ensuring the business complies with all legal requirements.
Efficient company administrators are crucial for the smooth running of a business.
Carbon Emissions 碳排放
Definition: Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of industrial activities.
Reducing carbon emissions is crucial for mitigating climate change.
The government set new regulations to limit carbon emissions from factories.
Fossil Fuel Combustion 化石燃料的燃燒
Definition: The burning of coal, oil, or natural gas to produce energy.
Fossil fuel combustion is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Companies are seeking alternatives to fossil fuel combustion to minimize their carbon footprint.
Global Warming 全球暖化
Definition: The long-term heating of Earth’s climate system due to human activities, primarily fossil fuels.
Global warming is leading to more frequent and severe weather events.
Companies can play a role in combating global warming by adopting sustainable practices.
Renewable Energy Projects 可再生能源項目
Definition: Initiatives or endeavors to harness energy from sustainable sources like wind, solar and hydroelectric power.
Investing in renewable energy projects is a step toward reducing dependency on fossil fuels.
The company is funding solar and wind renewable energy projects to offset its carbon emissions.
Definition: The process of planting trees to restore or create forests.
Reforestation projects help in carbon capture and enhance biodiversity.
The organization is committed to reforestation as a part of their environmental initiatives.
Carbon Audit 碳審計
Definition: An assessment to evaluate a company’s total carbon emissions.
Conducting a carbon audit helps companies identify and reduce their environmental impact.
The findings from the carbon audit will guide our strategies for emission reduction.
Energy-Efficient Practices 節能方案
Definition: Approaches or methods used to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact.
Adopting energy-efficient practices not only lowers operating costs but also reduces carbon emissions.
Energy-efficient practices include using LED lighting and optimizing equipment for low energy consumption.
1. In order to showcase their _____ _____, the company initiated a comprehensive recycling program.
(A) environmental responsibility (B) financial management (C) operational risk (D) business ethics
2. Achieving _____ _____ is the firm’s ultimate goal by 2040, which involves investing in green technologies.
(A) company administrators (B) carbon neutrality (C) carbon emissions (D) carbon audit
3. The corporation is actively participating in _____ to offset their carbon emissions.
(A) reforestation (B) environmental responsibility (C) carbon neutrality (D) business strategies
4. Implementing _____ practices is a step toward reducing operational costs and enhancing sustainability.
(A) global warming (B) energy-efficient (C) combustion (D) emission
2. 正解:(B)，原句意為: 到2040年，實現碳中和是公司的最終目標，這涉及投資綠色技術。其餘選項釋義A公司管理人、C 碳排放、D碳審計。
3. 正解:(A) 原句意為: 該公司積極參與重新造林以抵消他們的碳排放。
4. 正解:(B)原句意為: 實施節能是減少運營成本和提高可持續性的一個步驟。
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