Carbon Footprinting for Business


Energy use and the impact of business activities on climate change are strategic challenges for enterprises today - carbon footprinting is a means of identifying and managing those impacts.

On Wednesday, 28 May 2008, the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) will host a landmark conference on carbon footprinting - the first of its kind in Ireland - with the support of Sustainable Energy Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Change Campaign - Irelandís Plan of Action on Climate Change. The conference will take place at The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

This conference is an exciting opportunity for Irish businesses to explore the role of carbon footprinting in the individual business response to the challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability. Guest speakers will include international and national experts and practitioners, who will explain the mechanics of carbon footprinting, showcase best practice in terms of carbon management and sustainability and highlight opportunities for Irish businesses wishing to take control of and reduce emissions.

Action to reverse climate change will take decades and organisations involved from the beginning will be better placed to adapt in the future.

The event will address the following key questions -

  • What is a carbon footprint and what does it mean for my business?
  • Why and how is it measured?
  • How can a carbon footprint be offset and verified? - and
  • How is carbon footprinting being utilised across business sectors?

Who should attend? -

  • Organisations concerned about their impact on climate change and who wish to take action to improve performance
  • Organisations new to the language of climate change and carbon footprinting and who wish to discover what is possible
  • Organisations already actively involved on energy management, climate change and sustainability issues.

To download the Conference Brochure and Booking Form - Click Here