A Green Embassy for Ireland !
The Embassy of France in Ireland has launched in 2015 the Green Embassy Partnership in Ireland, a venture designed to significantly reduce its carbon footprint, highlight the solutions developed by French companies and rally by example.
The success of COP21 resulted in the adoption of an international agreement as well as with a list of possible commitments made by States and all actors of civil society, enterprises and local authorities. Because the fight against climate change is a responsibility of all and we can all contribute to it!
In this spirit, the Embassy launched on June 22 2015 a "Green Embassy Partnership in Ireland" to illustrate France’s commitment in the fight against climate change and to stimulate initiatives.
In the presence of MM. Bernard Deflesselles and Jérôme Lambert, deputies to the National Assembly, present as part of an information mission on Ireland’s involvement in climate negotiations, and also in the presence of the Ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia and the entire Embassy team, this launch is a contribution to the international commitment.
Many solutions already exist to combat climate change. They are often simple and not necessarily expensive.
- Signature of the agreement with Mr Brian Dolan of Saint-Gobain in the presence of Mr M. Bernard Deflesselles and Mr Jérôme Lambert
The "Green Embassy Partnership in Ireland" aims to demonstrate that action can be taken immediately. In conjunction with three leading energy efficiency and solution partners, Renault, Saint-Gobain and Schneider ; the Embassy will conduct a full thermal and electrical audit to assess its potential for action, while 50% of the Embassy vehicles will now be 100% electric, saving a substantial amount of CO2 each year.
It is an open partnership: new companies, both French and Irish, plan to join us and experiment symbolically with their solutions. We will keep you informed !
- Mr. Jim Rice of Schneider Electrics and the Ambassador in the presence of Messrs. Bernard Deflesselles and Jérôme Lambert
Green Embassy project is also carried out internally by the whole team of the French Embassyin Dublin. A charter of eco-responsible actions was elaborated without delay, which will be translate by setting quantified goals of carbon redctuon and environmental footprint of the Embassy as a whole.
With our European colleagues, we will try to get as many other embassies as possible and to dialogue with companies, administrations that would like to take a similar approach, either separately or together. Because the fight against climate change is already an emergency, and every action taken without delay helps to make a difference.