Our targets to halve emissions by 2030 and be climate neutral by 2050 will require a transformation in our economy, society and communities. Irish businesses will play a crucial role in this transition – with huge benefits.
While many businesses have already grasped the opportunities of a decarbonised economy, for some it can be a big challenge. The Toolkit provides a clear and accessible starting point for any business, signposting them to useful climate action resources. Promoting the economic and environmental sustainability of our enterprise base supports our climate targets while continuing to sustain high-quality employment, entrepreneurship and investment in Ireland.
The Toolkit uses the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide, with particular emphasis on:
The actions provided by this Toolkit are aimed at improving awareness and knowledge of the impacts of business activities on our climate.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all in the climate transition.
Affordable and Clean Energy
The Toolkit will assist businesses to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and make the transition to clean energy.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
By taking climate action, businesses can demonstrate leadership to their customers and communities, and provide innovative low carbon products and services.