The BSG recognises that anthropogenic climate change is one of the most significant problems facing the world today.
Our activities should aim wherever reasonable to reduce its carbon footprint. We are a world-leading scientific society with something useful to say about climate change; we have a duty to show leadership.
BSG-funded research is part of the answer, because that work can generate carbon. BSG-funded research should therefore seek to minimise GHG emissions. We know that applying for grants is challenging, so we have made the process as simple as possible.
For all applications for BSG funding, please answer three short questions:
- What are the main carbon sources that are likely to arise from the research?
- What options do you have to reduce those carbon emissions?
- What will you be able to do in reality?
We all face different challenges in our lives and research, so there are varied answers to suit different circumstances. Use the examples below to help you work out what you can do.