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Keltbray commit to net zero carbon by 2040

The Climate Pledge

Demolition firm signs up to The Climate Pledge initiative and meet goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early    

KELTBRAY – UK specialists in construction, demolition, decommissioning and remediation services – have announced that they have signed the The Climate Pledge, a commitment (co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism) to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 or sooner. 

The company has already demonstrated a strong commitment to working towards net-zero carbon across its operations and is uniquely positioned to rise to the challenge of addressing climate change and helping to create a low-carbon economy of the future. 

Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to the following:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis. 
  • Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies. 
  • Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. 

The urgency to address the issue is highlighted by the latest report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which provides a thorough examination of the physical science of climate change.  

The report underscores the need for increased urgency in addressing the climate crisis, and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be out of reach. 

Kiro Tamer, head of environmental sustainability at Keltbray, commented: ‘Keltbray strives to make a positive contribution to the world we live and work in and we are delighted to become a signatory to The Climate Pledge…We will reduce our emissions by decarbonizing our on-site plant and fleet and by collaborating with design engineers and our clients to also decarbonize our supply chain related emissions.’ 

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