Member : Chloe Foster
Company: Applied Negative Emissions Centre
Why I joined: ANEC is an Edinburgh based company which is dedicated to helping organisations reach net-zero so we’re eager to engage with this community of likeminded people and to generate positive momentum!
What I do in business: ANEC is a collective and collaborative hub for technology innovators and organisations with net-zero targets. We create carbon management plans and help to tackle residual emissions through the implementation of carbon removal solutions. We also work to raise carbon literacy and facilitate exciting discussions about the mitigation options out there! I specifically manage our content and consult on our projects.
Optionally share a hobby or passions I am happy sharing to the community: I have a real interest in the intersection between the arts and politics. I think cultural and artistic practices have huge power, can help convey the messages of climate change and visually represent its impacts.
Personal actions I have taken or plan in their NetZero journey: I have been vegan for almost four years (do reach out for some great meat-free recipes!) and I do my best to eat locally and seasonally. Been getting on my bike more often to get around and am lucky to have great connections by train for longer journeys. This year I’ve challenged myself to, when possible, only buy second-hand and engage in the circular economy.
Company actions I have taken to accelerate NetZero: ANEC has worked with universities, local governments and business to help them better understand their pathway to net-zero. We’ve given a platform to game changing technology and integrated it into existing sustainability strategies, pushing organisations to close their carbon gap and achieve neutrality. We regularly host a podcast, Carbon Matters, where we explore the details of carbon removal options, going into the science, the current barriers, and the positive impact they’re set to have. We hope to contribute to the conversation at every opportunity.
What expertise, knowledge, services or products they can offer to other members to accelerate their NetZero path: ANEC’s team has a diverse background and we’re always happy to talk all things climate! Whether you want to better understand emissions, the current net-zero plans or want to hear more about carbon removal solutions, we’re happy to help.
Finally, Something people might not know about you that makes you memorable: I graduated from the Department of War Studies – now using a different set of strategy, tactics and ammunition to fight the climate crisis!