bruceharper, Author at Antaris Consulting

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Electric Cars Produce Around Half the Lifetime Carbon Emissions of a Diesel Car*

 (*for a medium sized car, purchased in 2020 with a battery manufactured in China and charged on the Irish electricity grid) It is commonly assumed that we can decarbonise transport by merely switching our combustion cars for electric cars but that is not the case. Electric cars produce carbon dioxide in their manufacture and use. …

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SBTi Net-Zero Standard

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) have launched their corporate net-zero standard. The standard can be found at https://sciencebasedtargets.org/resources/files/Net-Zero-Standard.pdf Antaris are advocates of science-based targets and we think they are a great tool to plan for decarbonisation. We have committed to reducing our absolute scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from …

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Famine, War, and Pestilence – Interpretation of our Future as per Chatham House’s Report Entitled ‘Climate Change Risk Assessment 2021’

Here’s my interpretation of our future according to Chatham House’s report entitled Climate change risk assessment 2021. Chatham House, (yes, they do more than set rules for disclosure at meetings), published the report in September with its headline findings that: The world is dangerously off-track to meet the Paris Agreement goals The risks are compounding, …

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Climate Action- The Race to Move from Targets to Actions Starts Now

Implications for Logistics and Commuting In a massive step towards positive climate action in Ireland, President Higgins has signed the climate action Bill into Law. The process for setting sectoral targets starts now. The magnitude of the cuts required are absolutely huge, and as the recent succession of wildfires, heatwaves, and catastrophic flooding has shown …

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Conclusions from the Dublin Climate Dialogues

The Dublin Climate Dialogues took place last month (May) and brought together an impressive array of speakers including, John Kerry (U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate) Damilola Ogunbiyi, (Special Rep of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy) Mary Robinson, (former President of Ireland and Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in TCD) Dr Fatih Birol (Director, …

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The Road to Net Zero

SMEs need to realise that business as usual is obsolete Ireland has agreed to a massive, transformative step change to reduce emissions to tackle climate change. We have done this globally through the Paris Climate Accord, regionally through the European Union and are putting binding targets in place nationally through the Climate Action Bill and …

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Environmental Prosecutions: If you think compliance is expensive wait till you see the costs of non-compliance!

Environmental Prosecutions: If you think compliance is expensive wait till you see the costs of non-compliance!   Managing Environmental Risk At Antaris, we recommend having an Environmental Management System as the key framework to manage risk. Environmental legislation is a far reaching and widespread unruly monster. It can be difficult to keep abreast of all the …

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