Ireland’s recovery from COVID-19 must take into account climate change, according to a new report detailing the progress made in emissions reductions of Irish businesses. The report – produced by PwC for Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) – outlines reductions in emissions made by over 50 companies in the country that have committed to BITCI’s Low Carbon Pledge. The signatories are to reduce the intensity of their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, with this year’s report finding that the average reductions have increased from 36% in 2018 to 41% in 2019. It includes companies from a wide range of sectors, including the energy sector. Launched on Friday to coincide with World Environment Day, supplier SSE Ireland signed up to the Pledge, along with transmission operator EirGrid, ESB Group, KMPG, PwC Ireland, and companies from other sectors such as telecommunications companies BT, Virgin Media Ireland and Vodafone Ireland, and supermarket chains Lidl Ireland and Tesco Ireland.
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