SMEs and Net Zero: how to get there (from here)

Reducing the carbon emissions that result from the everyday activities of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both in the UK and internationally, is something we need to address urgently as a society.  There is a strong case for focusing more attention on smaller firms: they’re a bigger part of the problem than many people think but could play a decisive role in delivering solutions and embedding lower carbon practices. The central section of the paper provides some background to the issues and highlights a number of important challenges for researchers and policymakers.  It is easy to get disheartened when you are working on climate-related issues, so a few concluding examples of initiatives point a way forward.