Translink pledges to reach net zero carbon by 2040

  • Translink has signed a pledge committing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and reaching net zero carbon by 2040.

    As countries around the world work toward ambitious climate targets, the manufacturing, energy, and transport sectors are investing in new green processes and clean energy. Northern Ireland's power infrastructure is being rapidly decarbonised thanks to clean wind power, and now the transport sector is also going green.

    Translink became the latest organisation to sign the BITC Climate Action Pledge NI this week, agreement to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. It's also announced a new Climate Positive Strategy with plans to hit net zero carbon by 2040 and become a "Climate Positive" organisation by 2050.

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    The organisation has released a copy of its climate plan at detailing the steps it will take to reach tehse ambitious goals. Their priorities include upgrading to greener vehicles, building greener infrastructure, and transforming the business itself to reduce waste.

    Greener vehicles are already on the way with the first zero emission busses joining the Belfast Metro fleet this year. The plan also includes trials of hydrogen fuel cell double-decker busses, reaching 100 zero-emission vehicles in 2022, and upgrading all older vehicles to comply with modern environmental standards.

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    Chris Conway, Group Chief Executive, Translink, commented: "Our pledge announcement coincides with the launch of our new Climate Positive Strategy that sets out our ambitious plans to deliver a clean transport future achieving net zero emissions across our buses, trains and buildings by 2040."

    "As we emerge from Covid-19 the business sector has a real opportunity to reset, join forces and tackle the global climate crisis for a green recovery – we hope more local organisations will sign this Pledge and take action now to secure a brighter sustainable future."

    Source: Written based on press release

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