Logistics Services Provider Blue Dart Signed Climate Neutral now Pledge by United Nations Framework Convention

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Logistics services provider Blue Dart has signed the 'Climate Neutral Now' (CNN) pledge by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Signing this CNN pledge highlights the organization’s commitment to ambitious carbon emission reduction targets by the year 2050. 

Blue Dart is part of the Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group and to achieve the target, the company is guided by the sustainability roadmap of DPDHL. The Blue Dart aimed to increase their CO2 efficiency by 10% by the year 2012 and 30% by the year 2020. Against the 30% target, Blue Dart achieved a 34% CO2 efficiency in 2021.

The Deutsche Post DHL Group has adopted a package of measures worth up to 7-billion Euros in line with the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The primary goal of this package is to expand the use of sustainable technologies and fuels in its fleets and buildings. 

The ‘Climate Neutral Now’ is one of the initiatives of the UNFCCC secretariat launched in 2015 to increase climate action by engaging non-Party stakeholders i.e. sub-national governments, companies, organizations, and individuals. 

The Climate Neutral Now Initiative is a tool to promote voluntary action on climate change and encourages and supports interested stakeholders to act now in order to achieve a climate-neutral world by 2050.

An organization can become a participant by signing the Climate Neutral Now Pledge, following the three steps (Measure, Reduce, Contribute) and reporting on its actions and achievements annually. 

 

  Important points for the exam:

  • Logistics services provider Blue Dart has signed the 'Climate Neutral Now' (CNN) pledge by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • Signing this CNN pledge highlights the organization’s commitment to ambitious carbon emission reduction targets by the year 2050. 
  • To achieve the target, the company is guided by the sustainability roadmap of Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group, as it the part of DPDHL.
  • The ‘Climate Neutral Now’ is one of the initiatives of the UNFCCC secretariat launched in 2015 to increase climate action by engaging non-Party stakeholders i.e. sub-national governments, companies, organizations, and individuals. 

   Facts to know:

  • Blue Dart Express is an Indian logistics company that was established in 1983 that provides courier delivery services. 
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was effective on 21st March 1994.
  • Total signatories of UNFCCC: 165 countries.
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