We Can Move Towards a Zero-Carbon Future, But Need to Go Faster


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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.

We Mean Business, a global non-profit coalition, has brought the voice of over 200 companies to engage policymakers in the US, EU, Japan and beyond, advocating for increased policy ambition and enabling environments. Read the Entire Article


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