200 leading companies are calling on governments to meet their climate commitments

200 leading companies are calling on governments to meet their climate commitments

“Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is a limit, not a goal”: this call has been signed by 200 companies (Bayer, EDF, H&M, Ikea, Microsoft, Nestlé, Saint-Gobain, Unilever, Volvo… ), some of which are coming Areas are distinguished for their negative environmental impact, or organizations such as the International Chamber of Commerce. “We need governments to keep their commitment to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and act quickly to implement it,” reads the statement released on Saturday, November 12.

“This is an important initiative that underlines that we need to see 1.5° not as a target or something vague, but as the limit of a livable world,” former Irish president Mary Robinson told reporters. Founded by Nelson Mandela to bring together former leaders working for world peace.


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The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to: Limit global warming +2°C and if possible below +1.5°C compared to the pre-industrial era. “This is for governments, those at COP27, who have not yet raised their national ambitions as they promised in Glasgow, especially the G20 meeting next week”, explained Mary Robinson. “It’s really important that governments start taking their responsibilities seriously to halve global emissions as they rise by 2030.

This is madness!” she exclaimed. Maria Mendeluz, chief executive of the climate business group “We Mean Business”, stressed the importance of keeping a clear focus on 1.5°C to drive business. “Once you set a budget and a limit, you can achieve results,” she said.

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