Net Zero

Net Zero

Choose Plymouth Citybus and start your own sustainability journey

Ravi

In the first of a series of sustainable travel blogs from our Devon & Plymouth Chamber members, Ravi Kirthy, Project Manager at MyNeedToLive CIC, highlights the ease of using Plymouth Citybus to reach your destination. It’s been several weeks since I started attending networking events with the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. I never … Read more

UK must streamline planning processes to lead energy transition

Energy

New research from transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) and leading energy consultancy Cornwall Insight has laid out what the UK government must do to achieve an affordable, sustainable and secure energy system and reach its goal of Net Zero by 2050. The research into the UK’s energy transition highlights that despite the UK … Read more

The road to Net Zero: how SMEs can make the difference

Reaching Net Zero is perhaps one of the greatest challenges society has ever faced. Marsh Commercial takes a closer look at what we need to do to get there. Urgent action is needed to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero levels by 2050. The deadlines are tight and businesses need to act sooner … Read more

Low Carbon Devon project helping businesses take action on climate change

Rosie Mascall, Marketing and Events Officer at the Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon, discusses how the project is supporting Devon businesses to take climate action. Behind this beautiful green wall is the Low Carbon Devon project which is helping Devon businesses to take action on climate change. The project, based at the University of Plymouth, … Read more

Bailey Partnership pledges to be carbon-neutral by 2030

Plymouth’s award-winning construction consultancy, Bailey Partnership, has pledged to become carbon-neutral and deliver all projects to “Net Zero” by 2030 – 20 years ahead of national targets – in a bid to reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint. Renowned as one of the biggest contributors to the UK’s carbon footprint, the construction industry is responsible … Read more

The Devon & Plymouth Chamber’s journey to Net Zero

At the Devon & Plymouth Chamber, one of our key strategic priorities is climate change and the environment. As such, we are constantly working to improve our sustainability. Our major office refurbishments last year gave us the opportunity to make significant energy efficiency improvements, including switching all our office lighting to LED, installing a new … Read more

Seven simple steps for businesses to achieve Net Zero

On the back of the Chamber’s Net Zero Live event, Steve Bolt, Director at BCR Associates, provides some simple steps for achieving Net Zero. For a large number of companies trading in the UK, energy is a strategic spend as it contributes significantly to how they run their business. (e.g. for the manufacturing industry, it … Read more

Supporting South West businesses on their journey to Net Zero

Polly Frost from the Economy, Enterprise and Skills department at Devon County Council discusses the path to Net Zero. To reach Net Zero by 2050 will require a combined effort from us all, to each participate in every way we can to reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainably. As a parent, a public … Read more

How your organisation can become nature-positive

Amanda Keetley from the Devon Environment Foundation (DEF) talks about the business benefits of being nature-positive. At the 2021 Carbis Bay event, G7 leaders announced that the world must not only become net-zero by 2030, but also nature-positive for the benefit of people and the planet. They recognised that the climate and biodiversity crises are … Read more

Businesses and governments must unite to hit net zero target

A new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce has revealed how challenging net zero targets will be to hit unless governments work with businesses across the globe on making the transition.  More than 1,000 businesses, including some from the BCC’s International British Chamber Network, took part in the survey to understand what steps they are already taking to reach net zero and what support would encourage them to further reduce their carbon footprint.  It found most businesses were either unaware of or were not taking steps to get … Read more

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