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Leading companies are going all in for halving emissions by 2030 and seizing the opportunity of climate action.

Through its partners and collaborators, We Mean Business Coalition brings together the best-in-class climate action initiatives. Hundreds of companies are now harnessing them to align with the 1.5°C pathway.

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Economy

Delivering emissions reductions at scale

Forward-looking businesses are harnessing climate action as a driver of innovation, competitiveness, risk management and growth, while delivering the emissions reductions needed to avoid dangerous climate change. These emissions reduction targets are aligned with what scientists agree is necessary to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

Energy

Creating a net-zero energy system

The energy system powers economic growth. By sourcing 100% renewable power and doubling energy productivity, companies are helping catalyze further, faster transition to a net-zero energy system, whilst securing greater energy security, cost savings and growth.

Transport

Driving a net-zero transport system

The transport sector currently accounts for 23% of global energy-related CO2 emissions – over half of which is from light vehicles – and is the fastest-growing contributor to climate change. Corporate action to increase the pace of electric vehicle uptake and grow the market for the world’s most sustainable fuels is vital to reducing urban emissions.

Land

Harnessing land and eliminating deforestation

Making progress on cutting emissions in the food and agriculture sector is crucial to meeting the Paris Agreement, as it represents 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions and is the sector most vulnerable to climate change. Deforestation and forest degradation account for 10-15% of the world’s GHG emissions and risk US$906 billion in annual corporate turnover.

Built Environment & Industry

Cutting construction's carbon footprint

Buildings and construction account for more than 35% of global final energy use and nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions. We need to achieve net-zero emissions across the built environment lifecycle by 2050, including in the production of vital materials of steel and cement.

Enablers

Building climate-competent companies

Robust internal capacity on climate issues is essential for companies to harness climate action as a driver of innovation, competitiveness, risk management and growth. Businesses can ensure they are prepared by developing consistent, accountable and transparent internal practices around climate change management.

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