What we’re reading: March 2017We Mean Business Coalition
During March the business community’s commitment to take bold climate action continued to grow, as the business rationale gains greater traction. This is despite fresh challenges, including the regrettable Executive Order from the White House weakening US climate policy.
The number of ambitious commitments made by companies as part of the We Mean Business coalition’s (WMB) take action campaign is now more than 1,150, including the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev. AB InBev has joined RE100, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, committing to power its global operations with 100% renewable sources.
Here are some of the best blog posts and reports were reading this month:
Meet 9 badass women fighting climate change in cities
Here are 9 public-sector and NGO women likely to be up-front-and-center in the cities movement, all around the world, both at the civic and grassroots level.
‘Climate change is real’: companies challenge Trump’s reversal of policy
Mars Inc, Staples, The Gap and others speak out against Trump’s sweeping executive order that begins to dismantle Obama’s Clean Power Plan
GE CEO Immelt knocks Trump on climate
Jeff Immelt is calling on other companies to step up to fill the void that the administration is leaving behind.
More US States Embracing Batteries to Store Renewable Power
Energy-storage systems are spreading across the U.S. as states encourage deployments to help integrate an increasing amount of solar and wind power into electric grids.
Set a transformative climate goal — or risk being transformed
Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business considers the benefits of setting clear, long-term emissions-reduction targets in line with global policy objectives and the best science available.
Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals
To hit the Paris climate goals without geoengineering, the world has to do these three broad (and incredibly ambitious) things.