Wednesday 31 August 2022

UK launches Net Zero Handbook for Aussie and Kiwi businesses

UK launches Net Zero Handbook for Aussie and Kiwi businesses

The UK has launched a Net Zero Innovation Handbook to help guide Australian and New Zealand businesses on the journey to net zero.

Made in partnership with PwC and Tech Nation, this handbook builds on agreements made in the Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26.

The UK’s International Trade Secretary met with more than 600 organisations in both countries, with these businesses outlining their decarbonisation plans.

Digital accounting, Scope 3 reporting and emissions capture were considered the three areas of improvement for these firms – and these are tackled in the handbook.

Innovative companies that have created solutions for net zero stumbling blocks will also be put in direct contact with Australian and New Zealand companies, as part of the process.

International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “The UK was the first major economy to make achieving net zero emissions by 2050 a legal obligation.

“There are huge opportunities for businesses to lead the charge and support growth. Indeed, between 1990 and 2019, the UK economy grew by 78% while our emissions decreased by 44%. This is the fastest rate in the G7 and shows that green growth is possible.

“This Net Zero Handbook will match UK expertise with net zero challenges faced by Australian and New Zealand businesses – a shining demonstration of green trade acting as a force for good.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

Trending Articles