Paris climate deal and carbon reduction

Aug 4, 2016 | News

By <a href="" target="_self">George Catchpole</a>

By George Catchpole

Marketing Manager

This week, Fiji became the first country to ratify the Paris Climate Deal. But what does that mean for the rest of us?

 Fiji and climate change

On February 25th, climate experts and business and environment leaders will lift the lid on the Paris Climate Deal and what it means for businesses at an event being organised by The Planet Mark.

Beyond Paris: The Climate Deal and what it means for me‘, will examine the outcomes of the Paris summit and discuss the next steps businesses can and should be taking.

Keynote addresses by Jane Burston, head of Climate and Environment, National Physical Laboratory and member of The Planet Mark Advisory Panel, and Marcus Pearson, Environment manager, DP World, London Gateway, will, respectively, provide first-hand accounts from the UN climate conference and on how Britain’s newest state-of-the-art megaport and Europe’s largest logistics park is responding to the deal.

“COP21 was a turning point for nations coming together with pledges for how they plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Burston. “Climate change needs to be tackled by individual businesses in support of the target at the national level. For those businesses that are yet to set their own emissions reduction targets, they will need to start measuring their carbon footprints so they know where they are starting from.”

Other speakers will include:

•Simon Cox, First Vice President, Project Manager & UK Sustainability Officer, Prologis

  • Professor Martin Fry (MSc, CEng, FIMechE, FEI)

  • Dr Craig Jones, Circular Ecology.

The event, being held at the Arlington Centre in Camden, will also provide an opportunity for business networking.

To register for this free event click on the link below.

Photo credit: Nanuku Resort & Spa, Fiji