In June 2023, World Environment Day is hosted by Côte D’Ivoire, a host nation which is close to our heart.
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually on 5 June since 1973, World Environment Day is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world.
Time is running out, and nature is in emergency mode. To keep global warming below 1.5°C this century, we must halve annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Without action, exposure to air pollution beyond safe guidelines will increase by 50 per cent within the decade and plastic waste flowing into aquatic ecosystems will nearly triple by 2040.
Whilst data and research would suggest that energy demand is expected to peak in 2030’s; it will take time for the world, and more-so Africa, to fully transition away from hydrocarbons. However, GTT have committed to various short, medium and long term goals and objectives to contribute to the World Environment Day’s mission.
SHORT-TERM, GTT has set an ambitious target to hit the IMO’s 2030 carbon intensity reduction target of 40% before the 2030 deadline and our priority is ensuring that our operations and energy assets perform as reliably and efficiently as possible. GTT is committed to doing their bit and follow the IPIECA3 sustainability and GHG reporting guidance, as well as the WRI and WBCSD4 GHG Protocol corporate STA.
LONGER-TERM, GTT are working with their customers and partners across all sectors in a bid to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions. Global Head Christopher Manchett said “we will of course do our bit to contribute to a net-zero world where our company’s output reflects the society demand of not adding to the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.”
“GTT have aligned themselves with their larger corporate partners and have set a target to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050” said Christopher.