We hope you have all had a great start to the new year! This is the perfect time to reflect on what we’ve achieved and think about what we want to change for the coming months. As we roll on into 2023, here is one commitment we can all get behind, one that helps our planet: make changes to our carbon footprint. Whether we’ve already been implementing sustainable practices in our day-to-day activities or we’re planning to turn over a new leaf, it is always good to get a sense of what is our carbon footprint.
As a reference, the UK average carbon footprint is about 10 tonnes CO2 per person per year. This is more than double the world average. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop to under 2 tons by 2050.
We like these three websites which allow you to calculate your carbon footprint and more – take the first step towards improving your carbon footprint and explore the links below!
Footprintnetwork (https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en) – calculator and interactive biocapacity map
GoodPlanetFoundation (https://www.goodplanet.org/en/) – calculate carbon footprint by individual, business or event
Nos Gestes Climat (https://nosgestesclimat.fr/) – translated into English with an individual and a group carbon footprint assessment
Delphine Mailloc, Simmons & Simmons & BCC Sustainability Group Member
We invite you to join us for a day of community celebration as we commemorate the coronation of HM King Charles III. Guests can look forward to a screening of the coronation, delicious food and drink stands, and fun-filled activities for the entire family. Come and be a part of this historic moment and enjoy a day filled with fun and excitement hosted by the British communities of Luxembourg. This will take place on 06 May from 11:00 - 15:00 at St. George's International School, 11 Rue des Peupliers, Luxembourg. Please register here: https://bit.ly/CoronationLuxembourg.
The purpose of the BCC Tax and Legal Newsletter is to provide additional regular bimonthly update on key Tax and Legal developments in Luxembourg that may be relevant to you business. That present newsletters issued by member firms of the Tax and Legal groups cover the period from January to February 2023.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, on Tuesday 8 March 2023, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) People and Leadership Group, in collaboration with The NETWORK, held an in-person evening event at the offices of ATOZ in Luxembourg’s Aerocenter. This event was an opportunity to hear the story of one of Luxembourg’s most inspirational women: Erna Hennicot-Schoepges. What do Luxembourg’s Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmony, the University, and the Rockhal have in common? The answer is: Erna Hennicot-Schoepges. She kept the audience spellbound with her recollections of how she started out in life as a professional pianist, moving into politics in the 1970s, and navigated a stellar political career, while being a mother of three children.