RGDATA: Government puts challenging targets in Climate Action Plan

Retail group ask how the government could help independent retailers to make their businesses more sustainable

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Retail group RGDATA is preparing an action plan on Sustainability & Independent Food/Convenience Retailers in response to the government’s €125 billion Climate Action Plan.

The plan outlines how Ireland will reduce its carbon emissions over the rest of this decade, as the state looks to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Ireland has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51%, and achieve a 62%-81% cut in electricity emissions by the year 2030.

The government will also be set specific targets for industries to achieve. This will include a 22-30% reduction in carbon emissions for the agricultural sector, a 44-56% reduction for the housing industry, and a 29-41% reduction for the business sector.

RGDATA wants to hear about what independent retailers are doing to make their businesses more sustainable, and what the government could do to further support them.

RGDATA is the representative association for over 4,000 independent family-owned grocery shops, convenience stores, forecourt stores and supermarkets in Ireland.

Email rgdata@rgdata.ie to share your views.

 

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