Business Backs Low-Carbon USACeres
We are some of the businesses that are helping to create the future economy of the United States.
We want this economy to be energy efficient and powered by low carbon energy. We believe there are cost-effective and innovative solutions that can help us achieve these objectives. Failure to build a low carbon economy could put America’s prosperity at risk. But the right action now would create jobs and boost competitiveness.
Today, we congratulate U.S. and world leaders on the historic climate change agreement reached in Paris.
We pledge to do our part, in our own operations and beyond, to realize its vision of a global economy that limits global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. We call on U.S. leaders to strongly support:
The swift implementation of the Clean Power Plan and other related low-carbon policies so that we may meet or exceed our promised national commitment and increase our future ambition
Investment in the low carbon economy at home and abroad giving financial decision-makers clarity and boosting the confidence of investors worldwide.
Implementing the Paris Agreement will enable and encourage businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in low-carbon investments we have seen so far into the trillions the world needs to bring clean energy and prosperity to all.
We join leaders around the world as we welcome the Paris Agreement and leverage this historic economic opportunity to tackle climate change through a just transition to a clean energy economy.
The statement was coordinated by Business Council for Sustainable Energy, CDP, Ceres, C2ES, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, The Climate Group, We Mean Business, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).