"Chief executives from 78 multinational corporations have co-signed an open
letter that calls on the world’s political leaders to set more ambitious
targets to tackle the climate crisis.
The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, a World Economic Forum-convened group from
a range of industries including energy, cement, consumer goods and financial
services worth US$2.4 trillion in sales, said in a statement published on
Thursday that governments needed to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
with clearer policies that align countries with the Paris Agreement.
The Paris accord, signed in 2015, requires global warming to be capped at 1.5
degrees Celsius by the end of the century to avoid the worst impacts of climate
change, including prolonged heat waves, rising sea levels, crop failure and
disease outbreaks. At the current rate of emissions, the world is on its way to
warming by about three degrees:
Via Robert Sanscartier.
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