Friday, 5 November 2021
Responding to the launch of the Government’s Climate Action Plan announced today, Small Firms Director, Sven Spollen Behrens said “We welcome the clarity from Government today on targets that small businesses will need to achieve, in order to reduce their carbon emissions. Small businesses will be crucial to Ireland achieving its international obligations in carbon reduction”.
Mr Spollen Behrens continued,“ In meetings with Government Ministers we have long called for an online climate toolkit for business, that will help many small businesses transition to a low carbon way of doing business, easy to access resources will be crucial to this transition”.
“While information and resources are a great tool in themselves, they will not work for small businesses on their own. There will need to be significant funding made available to small businesses to achieve this transition. This will need to include grants and also low interest loans”.
Mr Spollen Behrens concluded “Small businesses are prepared to play their vital part in this low carbon transition, the goals are now clear. We need Government now to support the small business sector to realise these goals”.