Corporations Support Aggressive Climate Goals
After years of denial and distraction, more corporations are taking leadership roles on carbon emissions, water conservation, responsible supply chain management, waste reduction and more. These leaders can continue building momentum under the umbrella of the We Mean Business coalition.
We Mean Business is a global coalition that works with the world’s most influential businesses to encourage climate action within the corporate world and government.
The coalition leverages the power of the business world to promote public policy that accelerates the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
“A strong national emissions reduction target is just what we need to catalyze a net-zero emissions future and build back a more equitable and inclusive economy,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at Ceres. “Businesses of all sizes recognize that reducing emissions is vital to keeping the U.S. competitive, and protecting the health and well-being of people and the planet. By setting a strong target, the Biden administration can ensure the U.S. is ready to return to its role as a global climate leader and spur further action from the private sector.”
Fossil fuel extraction projects that are already in progress will produce enough climate pollution to push the planet beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming. Continuing to explore for and develop new reserves of coal, oil, and gas are a climate catastrophe.
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