BaneNOR announces 50-percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030

Norwegian infrastructure manger BaneNOR on Tuesday announced that it will work to reduce direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases from construction and maintenance activities by 50 percent in 2030 when compared to 2019 levels.

“A lot is being done to reduce emissions that result from the development of new infrastructure. Still, we must acknowledge that we have a job to do. And we will succeed in that job, Vibeke Tegneby, sustainability manager at Bane NOR, said in comments on the stated goal. The company’s short-term goals is to be a frontrunner in sustainable work practices.

For its emissions target, BaneNOR wants to focus more on climate accountability. Project will gain a climate budget that should include goals for the reduction in emissions. Suppliers and other contractors, as well as transporters will have also have to adhere to and meet certain reduction targets. On top of that, BaneNOR wants to start pilot project for emission-free construction sites. That will mean the deployment of battery electric construction machines, for example.

“We are introducing additional measures and tightening our requirements. We are direction everyone towards a common goal, which gives us greater focus on the measures tasks that yied concrete results. It will be especially important to continue our good climate of cooperation with contractors and suppliers in that regard”, Tegneby also said.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

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1 comment op “BaneNOR announces 50-percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030”

bönström bönström|02.07.22|18:49

Shift will be seen, when track proves sustainable. (Current, “state of the art”, low price standard, calls for high cost maintenance – and severe pollution correspondingly.)
Track, timely, proving elastic and stabile, in x-, y- and z-directions, not only for sake of pollution, but for environment (low noise), for railways, for all, now is requested.
For added capacity and utilisation of existing, shift should be, at any reinvestment and within 10 years performed at main lines – and paid for!

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