Click HERE to sign up to the pledge & start your journey to Net Zero.
Pledge to Net Zero Guidance
Pledge to Net Zero (PTNZ) Guidance documents have been modified for the Irish market and these provide guidance for signatories and guidance for GHG Accounting and Reporting – you can access the latest version of these documents via the dedicated webpage.
PTNZ also hold webinars to help organisations meet the pledge requirements. You may find these webinars helpful in addition to the content produced by ACEI. The recordings of past webinars can be accessed free-of-charge here.
As part of the Pledge to Net Zero initiative, PTNZ are keen to encourage organisations who have made the pledge and are on the road to reducing their emissions to share advice and guidance with others. Lessons learned are available in case study form here.
Pledge to Net Zero FAQs
What is the Pledge to Net Zero?
The Pledge to Net Zero is an industry-led initiative focused on reducing the GHG emissions in the environmental services sector and seeks to establish the sector as a leader in climate change.
For more FAQs see here.
Race to Zero
PTNZ has announced a partnership between Pledge to Net Zero and the UNFCCC’s Race To Zero campaign. Race To Zero is the UN’s campaign to rally fast climate action from business, cities, regions, investors and universities ahead of COP26. See here for further details.
As a signatory to the PTNZ pledge, you can also become part of the Race To Zero. Organisations that join the Race to Zero need to have committed to a 1.5°C science-based target and to share their carbon action plan to deliver this target (this will be kept confidential).
To learn more about Race to Zero and how you can participate, please contact us using this form or drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are some useful Tools and Resources to achieve PTNZ:
A guide to making your business more environmentally friendly: Understanding your carbon footprint An SME’s guide to reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact, including:
- The benefits of being net zero as an SME
- How to calculate your business’ carbon footprint
- Reporting your carbon footprint
- Actionable ways to reduce emissions, both as a brick-and-mortar and online SME
Tools and Resources to support your organisation in PTNZ are here.
The latest IPCC report clearly demonstrates that urgent action is required in order to keep global warming due to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to less than 1.5˚C. As a sector, one of Consulting Engineering’s core roles is to advise clients to manage and deliver on environmental challenges and signing up to Pledge to Net Zero is a clear way for our member firms to show leadership in this area.
By registering for this commitment, ACEI consulting engineering practices will demonstrate their actions as leaders in the field, making a real difference within their own operations, as well as continuing to provide world class advice on sustainability and environmental concerns to clients.
To help firms on the pathway to net zero to understand the benefits of involvement in this pledge, ACEI hosted a webinar on 9 November 2021. During the webinar ACEI’s commitment to the pledge was launched by members of the ACEI Sustainability Committee and others. To view the slides from the event, click here. If you would like to obtain a recording of the webinar, please contact email@example.com.
Some documents have been produced to support signatories in achieving their targets. See here for general guidance and here for accounting and reporting guidance.
A Pledge to Net Zero Summit took place on 2 March 2022. To view the presentations from the event, which include case studies from ACEI Member Firms, click here.
For any comments or questions about the pledge you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACEI Members Registered for Pledge to Net Zero
The ACEI congratulates the following member firms that have already signed up to for the pledge:
Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland
SEAI Business supports
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) provides mentoring and funding to help communities achieve their sustainable energy ambitions. Five hundred communities are now part of the SEAI’s community energy network leading the way in Ireland’s energy transition.
To find out how SEAI can support your business on the Pledge to Net Zero journey, visit the website.