Posted on 22nd January 2021

TG4 is the first broadcaster outside the UK to introduce mandatory use of the albert Carbon Calculator on all productions

TG4 commits to sustainable production practices in a positive step for the international broadcast community

Irish language broadcaster TG4 has revealed that as part of its commitment to sustainable production practices and achieving the targets of the Climate Action Plan, all productions commissioned by TG4 will be required to use the albert carbon calculator to monitor carbon footprint from January 2021.

Roser Canela-Mas, albert’s International Manager commented “We are very proud that TG4 is the first broadcaster outside the UK to make the use of albert’s carbon calculator mandatory. It is very important that broadcasters require their productions to measure their carbon footprints, as this is key in building the strategies that will help us in reducing the overall environmental impact we have as an industry.”

As a publisher-broadcaster, it is through the production companies that work with us, that we can make a real and positive environmental impact. We hope that use of the tool will encourage and inspire green and sustainable practices across all our productions and help to create a more environmentally sustainable screen industry in Ireland

— TG4 Commissioning Editor, Laura NĂ­ Cheallaigh