Raoul Empey

Track H: Resiliency and Reliability
Thu/AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Managing Director
Carbon Neutral, Net Zero & Carbon Offsets

There is a host of sustainability terms designed to confuse such as “Carbon Neutral”, “Net Zero” and “Climate Neutral”. Not to pick on a particular profession, but marketing teams of different organizations may mean the same thing when they say they are “carbon negative” or “carbon positive”.

So to cut to the chase, this presentation clearly defines the difference between carbon neutral and net zero and the role carbon offsets has to play in an organisation's climate action journey.

Raoul is director of Sustineo, a leading Irish sustainability consultancy that provides solutions for businesses to reduce the impact they have on the environment. Sustineo does sustainability in 3 steps (measure, optimise, restore), aiming to help businesses increase profitability while doing something good for society and the living world. Sustineo specialises in climate action, carbon and energy management, and also assists businesses with restorative projects such as planting native woodlands in Ireland.

Raoul is a Climate Reality Leader, having been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore in the communication of climate change. He is also a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (CEM), a certified trainer, and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng). He contributed to the International Organization for Standardization’s Net Zero Guiding Principles which was launched at COP27 in Egypt last November.

In conjunction with Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Sustineo launched the Climate Action Certificate course at the start of 2023. This 2-day professional development course will be made available to global audiences via AEE’s Learning Management System with the first international course on Nov 15/16 Eastern Standard Time (see AEE website for details).

Some of this talk is a taster from this course!

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