Guest Blog by Diana Carter – Lead Solution Engineer at Salesforce
On September 14, Salesforce and Bluewave presented their Dublin Carbon Calculator to an audience of public sector agencies, partners and citizens as part of Dublin’s Climate Action Week 2022. The session marked the finale of the Open Data Climate Action Competition coordinated by Smart Dublin to showcase the power of open data to tackle climate change. What’s the story in Ireland? Last year the Irish government signed the Climate Act into law, committing to a 51% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 nationwide. Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency warns that the pace of implementation of the Climate Action Plan needs to accelerate to halve emissions by the end of the decade. The seven projects were tasked with using open datasets to meet the challenge.