Eurotunnel parent company Getlink to slash carbon emissions by 30% by 2025

Eurotunnel is set to contribute to a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025 after its parent company outlined its green strategy.

Getlink, which operates the cross-Channel route, as well as European rail freight company Europorte and ElecLink, which will see electricity cables connecting France and England via the tunnel, says its goals are in line with the Paris Agreement.

Eurotunnel is planning to slash its carbon emissions over the next four years
Eurotunnel is planning to slash its carbon emissions over the next four years

The agreement aims to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase in this century to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Bosses at the firm say it has already reduced its emissions by 33% between 2012 and 2019.

In announcing a roadmap for its environmental strategy, it says its key three pillars will be the climate, resource management and its impact on the environment as well as waste management.

Among the steps it is taking will be the development of two new service offers encouraging its freight and passenger customers towards low-carbon mobility options as well as the extension of tunnel usage to all new forms of fuel by 2025, which will include gas, electricity and hydrogen.

Yann Leriche, Getlink CEO, said: “With already strong green credentials, Getlink is now developing an ambitious roadmap which will allow it to make more of a difference. It is performance that guides us, for the environment as with everything else.”

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