Posted: Sun 3rd Oct 2021

Updated: Fri 8th Oct

Businesses invited to attend carbon cutting workshop as part of ‘race to zero’

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This article is old - Published: Sunday, Oct 3rd, 2021

Businesses in Wrexham are being offered the chance to attend carbon reduction workshops and practical net zero advice tomorrow (4 October) at Glyndwr University between 1pm and 4pm as part of the run up to COP26.

The workshops will be provided by Planet Mark – a leading sustainability and net zero certification group that usually works with companies like Centrica and Charles Trywhitt – and forms part of the UN-backed Race to Zero and Together for Our Planet campaigns.

In the UK, the Race to Zero effort is being coordinated by Kwasi Kwarteng’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department working with Local Authorities, Planet Mark, the Institute of Directors, and others. It is the Government’s flagship campaign to raise awareness among the business community about the urgent need for firms to cut their carbon emissions.

The Tour stop at Glyndwr University on 4 October at is part of the Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour, which will see Planet Mark’s fully electric powered carbon battle bus visit 30 towns and cities across the UK. The Tour began in Cambridge and will finish in Glasgow for COP26.

August’s hard hitting IPCC report showed just how dire the climate crisis really is. The study said: “it is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, oceans and land.” Businesses and organisations in Wrexham, and across the UK, must therefore be encouraged to take action now to reduce their carbon emissions and help create a healthier planet and society.

At the event Planet Mark’s team will demonstrate to businesses how they can set their own credible carbon reduction targets and implement plans to achieve them in line with the Race to Zero’s rigorous minimum criteria.

The event will empower local firms and their employees to become part of a greater national effort to protect our environment by demystifying what is needed to achieve net zero. It will also highlight the good work many companies are already doing to address their carbon output.

Steve Malkin, founder and CEO of Planet Mark, says: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Wrexham businesses on this Zero Carbon Tour flagship event as part of the Together For Our Planet campaign in the build up to COP26. We look forward to gathering in-person and online with the Wrexham business community to talk about how they can, no matter their size, contribute to the fight against climate change by committing to net zero carbon. Through the critical Race to Zero we can all play a part in our planet’s future”.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said, “This is a huge opportunity for Wrexham businesses to find out how they can contribute to reaching ambitious and challenging Zero Carbon targets. I know many will be keen to be involved and encourage as many as possible to take advantage of this unique opportunity in the run up to COP26.”

You can find out more about Race to Zero here.

Businesses can sign up to the event on 4 October in Wrexham here through Eventbrite.

Pic: The fully electric powered carbon battle bus that will make an appearance locally.



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