Jacobs Joins Energy Transition Coalition in Netherlands
Jacobs’ Netherlands operation has recently joined the Dutch Energy Transition Coalition to support the acceleration of energy transition as the Netherlands looks to fulfill its Paris climate goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Action in all main sectors responsible for emissions is needed, including power generation, industry, transport, buildings, and construction.
Founded in 2016, the Energy Transition Coalition is made up of more than 60 businesses in the Netherlands with the collective aim to accelerate energy transition and develop a sustainable economy in the Netherlands that is more climate-friendly and less energy-consuming.
“The focus of the Energy Transition Coalition aligns well with our own priorities to help our clients embrace the best solutions for effective, sustainable resource use,” said Jelle Nederstigt, Jacobs Vice President in the Netherlands. “We look forward to working with Coalition members to help the Netherlands develop strategies for sustainable and low carbon economic growth.”
Jacobs advises industry and governments around the world as they look to develop and implement strategies to improve carbon performance and increase resource efficiency as part of their social, economic and environmental goals. Through its Sustainability Plus™ program, Jacobs helped clients in the Netherlands save 29 million metric tons of carbon in fiscal year 2016.