Join the Powering Past Coal AllianceThe We Mean Business coalition
The We Mean Business coalition urges forward-looking companies to sign the declaration of the Powering Past Coal Alliance and back the powerful signal sent by more than 25 countries, states and regions that coal’s time has passed.
At COP23, the UK and Canada, alongside Costa Rica, Fiji, France, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, New Zealand, Oregon, Quebec and many others, announced the Powering Past Coal Alliance. They stand united in taking action to accelerate clean growth and climate protection through the rapid phase-out of traditional coal power.
They now need the private sector to step up and match their level of ambition. Companies embracing the transition to clean energy have an opportunity to show their support, giving governments their vital backing as they look to fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement. Business and governments must work hand in hand to manage the transition away from coal, it must be a just transition, carefully managed to ensure it leaves no-one behind.
Coal plants still produce almost 40 percent of global electricity, making carbon pollution from coal a leading contributor to climate change and a major cause of negative health effects.
— Dept for BEIS (@beisgovuk) November 16, 2017
As a result, phasing out traditional coal power is one of the most important steps companies, governments, states and regions can take to tackle climate change and meet our commitment to keep the global temperature increase well below 2°C, while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.
Read the full declaration here and contact Jennifer Gerholdt Corporate Engagement Director at We Mean Business ([email protected]), to find out more and sign the declaration before the One Planet Summit on December 12, 2017.