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Metsä praised as ambitious climate goals met

Metsä Board’s emission reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative as they meet “the most ambitious” goals set out by the Paris Agreement.

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Metsä Board has met the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is described by the United Nations as bringing all nations into a common cause to undertake “ambitious efforts” to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.

The main goal of the Agreement is to work to keep a global temperature rise this century below 2°C above “pre-industrial levels” as well as working to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C.

Paperboard producer, Metsä Board has been recognised for its environmental efforts as these have proved consistent with the levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Last year we announced our new, ambitious sustainability targets for 2030. One of these is to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions

The firm has committed to reduce its ‘Scope 1 and 2’ greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2030, starting in 2016. Scope 1 refers to its own greenhouse gas emissions caused by its own production, and Scope 2 refers to purchased energy.

Mika Joukio, chief executive officer of Metsä Board comments: “Last year we announced our new, ambitious sustainability targets for 2030. One of these is to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions.
“Now we are making the next big commitment to do our share in reducing the consequences of climate change.”

Science-based targets are emission reduction targets created around the latest climate science requirements needed to meet the Paris Agreement. The initiative works to promote and define best practice in this area, with Metsä Board being one company that meets this criterion.



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