The NTR Foundation, the independent philanthropic organisation established by NTR plc, has been announced as the principal sponsor of the Carbon Disclosure Project, Ireland 2010. The annual project aims to collect and distribute high quality information that motivates investors, corporations and governments to take action to prevent dangerous climate change. This is the second year that Irish companies have been invited to participate in the project. The 2010 report, compiled by KPMG, will be launched by Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources on 19th October 2010 in Trinity College, Dublin.
A keynote speaker will be Yvo De Boer, KPMG Global Advisor and former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Since its launch in 2000, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has encouraged more than 3,000 companies in over 60 countries worldwide to participate in the CDP process, helping to raise awareness and create transparency around the management and reduction of carbon emissions. Through CDP, the businesses measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies, in order to set reduction targets and make performance improvements.