The historic Paris Climate Change Agreement, clinched in 2015, puts the global community on an irreversible path towards a low-carbon future. The central goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2°C and as close to 1.5°C as possible to prevent dangerous tipping points in the climate system.
For this to happen, global emissions must peak soon and be driven down drastically thereafter. A balance, known as “climate neutrality” (sometimes referred to as “carbon neutrality”), must then be achieved in the second half of this century between global emissions and removals through absorption by healthy, natural ecosystems or through other human-managed means. To achieve this, companies, governments, and individuals must work together and everybody must contribute.
For companies, taking climate action makes simple economic sense. Threatened by supply chain disruption, extreme weather events and rising resource costs, forward-thinking businesses support bold climate action. And by greening their operations, these companies are creating jobs and becoming more competitive.
The United Nations Climate Change secretariat invites companies of all sizes to take the Climate Neutral Now Pledge. The pledge represents a growing movement of companies and governments taking the lead on reducing emissions and accelerating the global journey to a climate-neutral future.
Companies that take the pledge commit to:
For more information on the pledge, read this outline document.
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Is your organization ready to take the pledge and contribute to a climate-neutral future?
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