Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy
Transitioning to a low carbon economy has been identified as a key priority for government and the Chamber Network. The planet’s rising temperatures and the more extreme weather events have proved that climate change is no longer a distant threat, but a visible reality.
The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019 announced that Ireland’s current climate efforts to reduce carbon emissions will not enable Ireland to achieve either its EU 2020 or 2030 targets. Not only does this have a significant impact on the sustainable future of Ireland, but it also harms businesses that depend on limited resources.
Chambers Ireland will be working with its Network of Chambers this year to identify ways that businesses can be supported to transition to a greener, more circular economy.
- Support the prioritisation of Climate action by Government and state bodies to progress Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy while securing reliable and affordable energy access for businesses
- Foster a greater dialogue around businesses participating in the transition to a low carbon economy, including highlighting the challenges businesses may face, the supports available and further supports required
- Communicate the benefits of adapting to a ‘circular’ business model for Irish businesses