Project Centre to Net Zero
Pledge to Net Zero is a national recognition to bring greenhouse gas emissions down to Net Zero by 2050. With 80% of the world’s largest companies unlikely to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, the UK’s actions in the next few years will play a major part in limiting rising temperatures to 1.5 ⁰C of pre-industrialised levels. The pledge has been established with the express purpose for organisations in the environmental sector to be at the forefront of this transition.
The pledge requires all signatories to hit these targets:
• Set and commit to deliver a greenhouse gas target in line with either a 1.5°C or well below 2°C climate change scenario – covering buildings and travel as a minimum.
• Publicly report greenhouse gas emissions and progress against this target each year
• Publish one piece of research/thought-leadership each year on practical steps to delivering an economy in line with climate science and in support of net zero carbon. Alternatively, signatories may choose to provide mentoring and support for smaller signatory companies in setting targets, reporting and meeting the requirements of the pledge.
With safer, more sustainable practices and projects being incredibly important to the values of Project Centre, we are delighted to announce that we will be pledging to Net Zero.
Managing Director Keith Hanshaw stated: “I am proud to announce that project centre have signed up to pledge to Net Zero and will be working to reduce our carbon emissions to zero over the next few years.
We recognise that as a consultancy we have a role to playing in decarbonising the transport sector and are taking a lead in how we as a company perform environmentally.
We will be developing an action plan over the next couple of months starting with our own travel and our office emissions and working with our staff and supply chain in looking at where we can make quick and lasting carbon savings.
I look forward to supporting our local authority clients, many of which have declared their own climate emergencies, with on and off-street design, planning and engineering solutions to suit their own local targets and priorities.”
We urge others to follow suite and make the pledge, to do their part to combat the climate crisis. The first step can be found here: https://www.pledgetonetzero.org