Ahead of the COP26 in Glasgow next month the Planet Mark team have embarked on a tour of the United Kingdom to showcase the ways in which businesses are adapting and actions they are taking to address climate change. The team spent a week in Northern Ireland at the end of September as part of the Zero Carbon Tour, which included a number of online and physical events.
The Zero Carbon Bus Tour was facilitated by the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA), working with the UK Government Department for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Manufactured in Northern Ireland, the UK’s first 100% hydrogen powered bus visited Derry/Londonderry as part of a special event in the Guildhall to highlight the actions the business community can take to address the global climate change crisis.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, said:
The team also visited Belfast where they met up with a delegation from the Northern Ireland Assembly, before concluding with an event in Titanic Belfast, where participants heard from a range of speakers discussing their sustainability journey and were addressed by Emer Rafferty, one of the UK’s Young Climate Ambassadors.
COP26 takes place 31 October – 12 November 2021. For opportunities to get involved and to hear from Northern Ireland stakeholders, the Green Zone provides an interactive platform and programme of events.