Ours to Protect – North West Energy Conference – 14/11/23

Highland Radio are delighted to partner with Coimisiún na Meán in launching a new series dealing with various topics on sustainability.

Donna-Marie Doherty of Highland Radio will have a weekly feature on Tuesdays at 12:30 covering a real mix of different topics and interviews with businesses and experts who have a common interest on expertise in sustainability.

Coimisiún na Meán stated; ‘”Ours to Protect”, is a unique and exciting audio project – a collaboration of local and regional broadcasters from across the country who have come together to tackle climate change, champion climate action, and inform and educate audiences all over Ireland about how they can make a difference.’

This week Donna-Marie spoke with Will Ennet, Head of Sustainability with Talk Talk about the NW Energy convention:

The North West Annual Future of Energy Conference and Exhibition:

  1. Is a full day conference organized by Derry and Letterkenny  Chamber of Commerce.
  2. It takes place on Thursday the 16th of February from 9:30am until 4:30pm
  3. There is a follow up session for businesses who attend to help them start making the changes they need.
  4. There are a variety of speakers on the day.
  5. https://londonderrychamber.co.uk/events/2022-north-west-annual-future-of-energy-conference-and-exhibition/ 

Why is it important?

  1. Ireland aims to halve emissions by 2030 and be climate neutral by 2050.
  2. SMEs account for around 90% of businesses according to a UK survey – Ireland and the UK would be unable to meet their climate action goals without the commitment of SMEs.
  3. The climate crisis isn’t bound by country boundaries, cross-border collaboration can help both Ireland and the UK reach climate target goals.

Customers and investors are demanding more transparency from businesses in reporting what they are doing to reduce their impact on climate change. (gov.ie)

Learn more:

Calculate your business carbon foot print > https://www.climatetoolkit4business.gov.ie/carbon-calculator/

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