Irish businesses invited to join National Climate Competition

Nationwide Competition is starting the search
for the staff team that reduces its carbon footprint the most


Companies from all over Ireland are being invited to enter staff teams in a groundbreaking climate competition for businesses.

Organised by the environmental NGO Global Action Plan, the nationwide Climate Competition / Comórtas na hAeráide will see teams from a wide range of companies compete to see who can reduce their carbon footprint the most.

Powered by the Ducky online platform, the competition will run for 2 weeks, from 17 until 31 October, and the challenge is open to companies of all sizes.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer Ireland’s first ever nationwide climate competition that is open to every kind of business,” said Hans Zomer of Global Action Plan, the organisation hosting the Competition.

“All over Ireland companies are taking action to reduce their impact on the environment and the climate, and the Climate Competition now provides those firms with a unique tool to further empower their staff. The Climate Competition is a powerful combination of encouragement, education, entertainment and real-life climate impact. 

People taking part in the Climate Competition will try to carry out as many climate-positive activities as they can, and log them on the Climate Competition platform. 

The platform, which is available on computers and mobile phones, offers participants a menu of 40+ activities, based on the four main areas of individual greenhouse gas emissions: Transport, Food, Consumption and Energy. Each activity is registered and converted into CO2 equivalent emissions saved. The team and company that have saved the greatest amount of greenhouse gas emissions over the 2-week period are the inaugural winners of what the organisers hope will become an annual competition.

“Our online platform is based on the latest insights from climate science and behavioural change science. By providing people with an insight into their existing habits, and by allowing them to try out alternatives, the Competition promotes climate smart action. Taking part in the Competition is a great way for companies to educate and empower their employees, and to demonstrate their commitment to creating awareness and building a sustainability culture within their business,” continued Zomer.

“We are inviting as many companies as possible to take part in the Climate Competition, to help their employees discover their power as agents of change in their places of work and in wider society,” concluded the Global Action Plan CEO.



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