According to Nigel Topping of We Mean Business and Elizabeth McKeon of the IKEA Foundation, companies can play a vital role in keeping global warming below 1.5C, but only if the entire business community is on board.
Topping and McKeon call on "on businesses and policymakers to redouble their efforts to decarbonise the global economy. The challenge of mitigating climate change is everyone’s business. It requires transformational change across all sectors at scale and speed."
The authors emphasize that an accelerated transition to carbon neutrality is now possible and commercially viable, and renewable is doable.
They also cite facts and figures representing businesses and governments committing and taking action to ensure global warming is limited to no more than 1.5C.
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