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COP26: BUSINESSES URGE WORLD LEADERS TO KEEP 1.5°C ALIVE

778 businesses representing US$2.7 trillion in annual revenue and employing 10 million people have called on G20 leaders, urging them to take action to limit average global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Read the full letter here and see the list of company signatories below. 

Dear G20 Leaders,

The world is at a pivotal moment. The latest science warns us that the impacts of climate change are greater and more far reaching than previously understood, and that the window of opportunity to remain within the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature goal is quickly narrowing. We see devastating evidence of this all around us. Extreme weather events around the world must be a wake-up signal to us all that there is no time to lose.

At the same time, there are great opportunities to be harnessed through a carefully managed transition. Our businesses recognize the benefits of climate action. The right policy decisions taken today can drive further investments and spur business decisions in favour of climate solutions across G20 countries. We can build stronger, just, and more resilient economies: bringing prosperity and creating decent jobs while protecting health and the planet.

Relatedly, climate change impacts are exacerbated by biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, which are themselves accelerated by climate change. It is important for these interlinked and mutually-reinforcing challenges to therefore be addressed in tandem, through policies to build a nature-positive economy and reverse nature loss by 2030.

Many of our businesses have operations spanning multiple G20 countries. A harmonized policy environment across the G20 will enable us to collectively decarbonize our value chains, products and services, while supporting our shared climate and sustainable development goals. Governments can stimulate greater investments and reduce the risk of stranded assets through communicating clear and credible plans, setting consistent policies and implementing support measures for 1.5°C-aligned sustainable development across all sectors of the economy.

Representing approximately 90% of global GDP and almost 80% of global trade and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the G20 has a unique collective responsibility, and opportunity, to demonstrate global leadership to decisively address climate change while leaving no-one behind.

We, the undersigned businesses, call on you as G20 Leaders to go all in to keep the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal within reach by:

  • Strengthening NDCs in line with at least halving global emissions by 2030, and committing to achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050. We urge you to publish long-term strategies, detailing pathways to 2030 and 2050 as soon as possible.
  • Committing to ending new coal power development and financing immediately, and developing plans to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030 for advanced economies, and 2040 for other countries, while promoting electrification of transport and uptake of renewable energy across sectors. This should include removing barriers to corporate purchasing of 100% renewable electricity to enable companies to go quicker in their clean energy transition and invest more than policy currently allows in many jurisdictions.
  • Aligning public finance, COVID-19 recovery spending and fiscal policies with a 1.5°C trajectory, while ensuring adequate support for adaptation and resilience measures. Important measures include:
    • Delivering on existing public climate finance commitments such as the US$100 billion for developing countries. Adequate levels of international public climate finance can contribute to developing new markets for private finance by stimulating investments in support of climate-resilient green infrastructure and nature-based solutions.
    • Ensuring appropriate pricing signals by removing fossil fuel subsidies ideally by 2025, and putting a meaningful price on carbon that reflects the full costs of climate change as part of a broader mix of policy instruments to support clean technology investments and innovation.
    • Making climate-related financial disclosure of risks, opportunities and impacts mandatory for corporations, to increase transparency and support better informed pricing and capital allocation to encourage investment flows towards more sustainable activities.

Businesses like ours across the world are setting ambitious science-based targets, investing in climate solutions and disclosing progress towards reducing emissions. We are acting. But collectively we can do more within the right enabling environments. Heightened policy ambition from G20 Leaders will enable us to accelerate action together.

We stand ready to work with you, and to support you on the path to sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity.

Signed By

 NB: Large Enterprises and Multinational Corporations listed in bold.

20/20 Insights Fors Marsh Group Poppy Mobility
2030 Builders Foster Electric Co., Ltd. Portal47 Ltd
2050 Consulting AB Foundry Coffee Roasters Limited Poste Italiane
22 Designs Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Potentiary
27 Films Production GmbH Frog Bikes Power Circle Projects Ltd
5T Sports Group FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation Presence
600 strategy Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand Prime Computer
ABANCA Corporación Bancaria SA Futerra PRIME LASER TECHNOLOGY
ABDI IBRAHIM ILAC SAN. VE TIC. AŞ. Future Management and Innovation Consulting, Inc. Profit Impact Limited
Ableton AG FuturED Progressive Investment Management
Abora G H R Proserpina BS S.r.l. Soc. Benefit
Accelerated Success Gajah Tunggal Group Prosper for Purpose LLC
Accenture Gantenberg Dispute Experts Provoc
ACCIONA Gap Inc. Prysmian
Acea Spa Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG PT Aicon Global Indonesia
achristie.com General Fusion PT Amartha Mikro Fintek
ACS Clothing GEOBOX LOGISTICA INTEGRADA PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk.
ACT AGENCY Gmbh Gestamp PT Grab Teknologi Indonesia
ad fontes Gruppe Getlink PT Industri Jamu Dan Farmasi Sido Muncul Tbk
Adobe Inc. Givaudan PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk
Adventure Junky Global Impact Initiative PT Pangansari Utama
AEON Co., Ltd. GlobeScan PT Pran Indo Permata Abadi (P.I.P.A.)
AESTECH PC Glovo PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk
AffecTeam SL Glovoapp23 PT Trans Javagas Pipeline
agil8 Ltd Glow Innovation Ltd PT Transkon Jaya Tbk
AI Shading GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG PT Van Aroma
AIC – Ecuador Glyndebourne Productions Ltd PT. Asiatech Manufacturing Indonesia
Airway Medical Ltd GoClimate Sweden AB PT. Datascrip
Akinci Danismanlik Hizmetleri Ltd Sti GoCodeGreen PT. Menara Duta
Akiş GYO AŞ Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. Public Inc.
ALDO Group Gold Coast Doulas Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
ALENER Goldmann Green PUMA SE
alinea consulting LLP Good Things Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt Ltd
All Good GoodCultures Co., Ltd. Pure Strategies
Allbirds Grace & Green PwC
Allianz SE Green Element Limited R.A. & J.P. Wheelock
Alter Eco Green Insight, LLC r.Cup
Altruistiq Green Living Enterprises Radiant Earth Foundation
Amazing Support Green Management Solutions Limited Ragn-Sells
Ames Europe Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Green Planet Sport Ralph Lauren Corporation
Amicus Solar Cooperative Green Touches Randstad Argentina
Amschela GreenHer Earth Rasoi Group
Amy’s Kitchen Greenhouse RAW Travel
Amyris Greentown Labs Re_Set Advisory Ltd
Andina PLC GRUPO RED ELÉCTRICA REACH Homes CIC
Anglian Water Grupo SanCor Salud Rebel Green
ANHAM FZCO GSK Reckitt Benckiser
ANZCO Foods GT Power Recollective Consulting
Apex Acoustics Ltd Guerra Gonzalez Abogados Redevco B.V.
Aprigliano Advogados Guess?, Inc. redlybong llc
AquaBattery H&M Group Redwood Grove Capital
Arab Printing Press Haglöfs AB Reformation
Arcelik A.S. Hallam Regenerative Psychotherapy PLLC
ARGE Consulting Halotrade Reitan Convenience Sweden AB
Arm Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte Reliance Industries Limited
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein Hannon Armstrong RELX
Arrow Sky Media Happy Family Organics ReNew Power Private Limited
Article 13 Hayne Barn Leisure Ltd ReNewClimate Strategies GmbH
ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD. HE Space Operations BV Resilient LLP
ASICS Corporation HE Space Operations Ltd REVENGA Smart Solutions
Asja Ambiente Italia S.p.A. Health Care Skills Reverberate Public Relations
Asset Management One Co., Ltd. Healthy Building Science Rewild Agency
Atea Healthy Way Market Rewire
Atlantica Arbitragem Heathrow Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management
Atlassian Hedgehog Digital Rhodian
ATOS Heineken N.V Ricoh Company Ltd
Austroflex Rohr-Isoliersysteme GmbH HELLENIC FINE OILS SA RideAmigos
Autodesk Hemmings House Pictures Ltd Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc.
AUVERGNE ENERGIE SOLUTIONS Hewlett Packard Enterprise Roadgas Limited
Aviva Investors Heywood Limited Rockland Energy
Aviva Plc HigherRing Roelmi HPC srl
Avocado Green Brands Homestead Stables Rolls-Royce
Azavea Honest Mobile Rowe IT
Baluarte Cultura Husqvarna Group S.E.C. Sustainability Consultancy
Banka BioLoo Limited Hyperspace bv S360 AS
Banyan Botanicals Ibercaja Banco Saint-Gobain
Barnaby’s Brewhouse Ltd Iberdrola Salesforce.com, Inc.
Barnett’s Wholefoods ICEBUG Salt Palm Development
BASILIO ADVOGADOS Ichigo Inc. Samskip
Bav Tailor Ltd IDDea SAP
Bayer AG Ignitis Group SAUDI GREEN BUILDING FORUM
BBVA Illumina Scania
Beacon Growth Consulting Imagine Scenario International llc.
Bedford Row Capital plc IMBEO Schneider Electric
BEDSON S.A. IMBEO Passionate B2B Partnerships Schwartmanns Maschinenbau GmbH
BeeRetro IMPACT BRIDGE Scientific production company “Krok-1”
Bemari Impossible Foods Inc. Scout Books
Benedetto Accounts & Tax INDITEX SA Sea Smart
Bennetts Associates Ingka Group Seamans Holdings
Big Clean Switch Innergic Séché Environnement
Big Tree Farms, Inc. InPost S.A. See Change International Consulting Limited
BillerudKorsnäs AB INSUD Seismic
Bioconstruccion y Energia Alternativa Intelliace Solutions Private Limited Sekisui House, Ltd.
Biogen Inter IKEA Group SELAS CONCILOR
Biohabitats Interface, Inc Semcon AB
Blue Aurora Media Internet Fusion Ltd Sencon UK Ltd
Bluprojects Intex Solutions, Inc. Sendle
BNP Paribas Intrepid Travel Sherford Limited
Bognor Bike Hub Intuitive digital Shizen Energy Inc.
booost technologies株式会社 Inventec Performance Chemicals SICOI
Boston Consulting Group Ipiranga SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY
Boyner Grup Irasco srl SIG Combibloc
Brand Federation Is CLEAN AIR Italia S.r.l. Signify
Breitling SA ISOLFIN Group SINAI Technologies
Brilliant Noise ITSO Limited Sioda UK
British Land JBA Group Sky
Britvic plc Jemus Investments Company Limited SkyPower Global
Brompton Bicycle Ltd  JK Magazacılık Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. SkyPowet Global
Bruntwood JLL Sladen Consulting
BT Group Johnson Controls SLCG S.r.l. Società Tra Avvocati
Burberry Jus Mundi Small Stuff
Buttercup Learning Kaimann GmbH Smart Phases Inc. (DBA Novacab)
BV HEB Kamut International, Ltd. Social Enterprises, Inc.
BYS Grup Kayndrexsphere Ltd. Softcat plc
c|change Kelly Engineering Software Agency System co.,ltd.
Cadogan Associates Pty Ltd Kent Recruitment Bureau Ltd Solaire Diffusion
CAF KEOLIS Solar-Experience GmbH
Calmura Natural Walls Inc. Kermann Isolierungen GmbH SOLID International GmbH
Calpak S.A. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH Solvay SA
Cameron Hysom Ltd Kindred CSR South Pole
Canalpath Creative Ltd Kirin Holdings Company, Limited Southern Co-op
Candido Costa & Cancio Sociedade de Advogados KLABIN S A Space Intelligence Ltd
Cann Group Limited Knauf Insulation Spherics
Canngea Pty Ltd Koanicorn Limited Sproud International AB
Capgemini Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. SSE plc
Capricorn Investment Group Kolibri Stantec
Carbon Credit Capital Koppert BV Stephen Farrant Advisory Ltd
Carbon Intelligence Kosmenko & Co. StorTera Ltd
Carbon West L Saha Story Contracting Limited
Carbon+Alt+Delete La Agrícola Regional Coop. Ltda. Studio Fieschi & soci Srl
Carbono Zero Lantinga Vita StudioDS
CCC SA LanzaTech Styropek
Cellnex Telecom S.A. Law Office of Lara Pearson Ltd, PBC SUEZ
Centre for Net Zero LDX MARKETING Suma Capital
CFone Communications Leap.eco Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
CGI IT UK Ltd LeBel Marketing Sun Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Chalet Hotels Limited Legacy Vacation Resorts Susan Danks Tariff Consulting Pty Ltd
ChicoEco, Inc DBA ChicoBag Company Legacy Vacation Resorts, a B Corp SUST4IN
CIRCULATION Co.,Ltd. Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) Sustainable Futures Consulting
Circuthon Consulting LEGRAND Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers
CitrinSolar GmbH Letterfest ltd Sustainable Wedding Alliance Ltd
Clavel Abogados Levi Strauss & Co. Suzano SA
Clear Blue Commercial, Inc. Limepack.com Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ)
CLIMACT Lineas Sveriges Kommunikationsbyråer
CLIMALIFE Lintec Corporation SVT Group
Climate First Bank Livent Switch Engineering
Climate Positive Consulting LOACOM Symmetrix
Climate Strategy LOCASAIL Symrise AG
ClimateHero Logitech Systembolaget
Climbing Trees Looop Inc T & C Law Firm
Cluster Trakia Economic Zone Lorenz Snack World Holding GmbH t-commerce pte ltd
co-evolve LOTTE CO., LTD. TalkTalk
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Low Carbon Tapio
Coffee & TV Lumar IG d.o.o. TBL Services
Cogeco Lyft TBM Co., Ltd.
Coherence Collaborative Ma Cher USA TCI CO.,LTD.
ColliCare Logistics AS MaCher TDU Savunma Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Coloplast Macknade Teadora
コマニー株式会社 Mahindra Tech Mahindra
Community Food Co-op Majid Al Futtaim TELEFÓNICA
Community Services.net Pty Ltd (CSnet) Makeena Telia Company
CONCILIA, since 1999 ADR & Conflict Management Makesworth Accountants TENDAM
Conker Living Limited Maklumy Technology Services Limited tentree
Consolidated Contractors Group MAMG Advogados Thames Water
Convention Jurist Law Chamber Management Resources The Bacon Hospital
Cooler Future Manoverboard Inc. The Builders Fund
Corbion Marbles The Climate Action Agency
Cormoran S.A. Servicio Mayorista mariners guest house The Co-operative Group
Cory MARQ Environmental & Engineering Consulting The Cut Back Cic
Council Fire Mars, Incorporated The Delphi Group
CouncilJobs Marshalls plc The Events Hub
Coyne Consulting Services Inc. Materialise The Food Co-op
cr.hub MBBE Finanz & Treuhand AG. The Green Engineer, Inc.
CRB Contractors Ltd measurable.energy The Human Beauty Movement, PBC
Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale Measure Meant The Independent Power Corporation PLC
Croda International plc Media Group The Little Cornish Dog
Cross Technologies Medici The Little Events Company ltd
Cultivating Capital Meletre The Lux Collective Ltd
Cura-Marketing GmbH MELIA HOTELS INTERNATIONAL The Myers-Briggs Company
Currys plc Meliora Cleaning Products The Naked Sheep
Custom Learning Atelier Members Co., Ltd. The Tare Shop
D&D Isoltechnics Mercury Press International The Wellbeing Farm Ltd
Daiwa House Industry Co.,Ltd. Meridian Energy Thinkshift Communications
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited Metis Consulting Group thinkstep-anz
Danone Metrus Energy TIKO PRO d.o.o.
Dassault Systèmes Michael W Grainey Consulting LLC Toast Ale
dbramante1928 Michelin Tokyu Construcion Co,.Ltd.
DECATHLON Miele Tower
Dentsu International Mighty Buildings TRADEANANTA INTERNATIONAL LLP
DH Professional Solutions Ltd Mightybytes Trebuchet Group
Dhana Inc. (D/Sphere – the creative fashion tech platform) MiiR TripZero
Diageo Mila Group Ulus.Tic.Tur.Ins.Tas.ve Nak.Ltd.Sti. Tristar Group
Diepensteyn Mindspace Business Parks REIT, acting through its Manager, K Raheja Corp Investment Managers LLP Trossa AB
DIGITAL GRID Corporation Mitie Troup, Bywaters + Anders
DLA Piper Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc. Trufflepig Travel Inc.
DNV MMercer Consulting Tundra Fonder
do good well consulting More than Pilates Ltd Turtle Fur
Dometic AB MSQ TVP SOLAR SA
Dr. Bronner’s NA-KD.com UK Doorstep Choice Limited
Dragon Rouge Nada Uludağ İçecek Türk AŞ
DS Avocats Namaste Solar Unilever
DSM Narrative Food United Spirits Limited
DualSun National Grid Plc United Utilities
Durward Safety Ltd National Metering Services Unleash Future Boats GmbH
DWF Group Plc Natura &Co Unstoppable Conversations
e’s Inc. Nature’s Path Foods Uplight
Earth Equity Advisors, LLC Ndevr Environmental Urban Biodiversity CIC
Earthchain Ltd Neighbourly UXUA CASA HOTEL & SPA
easyPower Nestlé Valency International
eBay Netaş Vaude Sport GmbH & Co. KG
Echidna Walkabout Pty Ltd Australia Netflix, Inc. Vector Green Power and Materials LLC
株式会社エコ・プラン Netguru S.A. VELUX A/S
Eco Style Co., Ltd. New Leaf Life Design VEOLIA
ECO WORKS co.,ltd. NEXT NEW WORLD. Inc Vert Asset Management
ECODEO Nextdor Property Communications Vesuvius
ECOS Nguvu Yami Investment Co. Vianova
EcoTree Nia Impact Capital Vidrala
EDF Nidec Corporation Vigilent
Edmunds Design & Construction Ltd NIETSCH Kft. Viridian Nutrition
EDP – Energias de Portugal NKT Cables Group A/S Visceral
Effect Partners Nook wellness pods Vivida Lifestyle
Ekoten Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Nordic DAC Group VMware, Inc.
Electrolux Northern Village Inc. Vodafone Group plc
Elekta AB Novo Nordisk Volvo Cars
Elisa Novozymes Vym Consulting
Empresas Sostenibles NR Instant Produce PCL W.S. Badger Company
Encon Numi Organic Tea Waerna AB
Enel Ocean Sadhana Ltd T/A Elixir Health Foods Wanderlust
Energetics OCHABI Institute Wanderwell
English Gardening Services ODE Yalıtım San. ve Tic. A.Ş. Warrens Barber Shop ltd
Enviro-Stewards Inc ODRPlat Limited Warwick Music Group
EnviroBuild Materials Ltd OfficeMax New Zealand Limited WasteBox, Inc.
Envopap Limited OKAMURA CORPORATION We Are Neutral
ERM OLIPOP Webtrade Marketing Pty Ltd
ESG Accord Ltd One Concern, Inc. Well Made Strategy
ESG Risk Guard One Planet Limited WePower
Ethical Profit Agency Optel Group Where There Be Dragons
Euglena Co., Ltd. Orangebox WhiffAway Ltd
Europamundo Vacaciones Orestia Wild + Pine
EVA Global Ørsted Wildsense
Event Temps Orthogonal Ltd Wilo Group
Evolution Marketing, llc Osborne Clarke Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Evri Insight Limited Otto Group Wipro Ltd
Excel Property Partners Ltd Ouman Estonia OÜ Wolf & Associates
Exergy Enviro Group (Pty) Ltd Outpost Natural Foods Woori Financial Group
Experience Momentum Ozim s.r.l. Società tra Avvocati Work & Co
EY Palotus Pty Ltd Workday
F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd Parnosa Ltd World’s Biggest Garage Sale
Fachin Advogados Associados Patagonia Works www.iValueHealth.NET
Fairware PATHFINDER Yara International
Familia Torres PB Design & Developments Ltd Yolele Foods
Faurecia Pelorus Consulting Yorglass
Ferrer PepsiCo You’ll Ltd.
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya Perstorp Yulu PR
Firmenich PKA Zenith Source
fiskaly GmbH Planet+Purpose Solutions ZeroBees
Fixzy Plastic Omnium Zespri International Limited
Flooglebinder Polar Design Studio Zeti
Folksam Polestar
Fonterra Polymateria

 

 

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Here is what business leaders are saying:

Aeon – Kahori Miyake, Chief Sustainability Officer:
“The latest IPCC report and the UN report both indicate that we are rapidly running out of time to achieve the 1.5-degree target. Decisive action is needed now and it cannot be delayed. As demonstrated in the letter, a large number of businesses are levelling up their own actions and determined to contribute the necessary solutions. We call on G20 leaders to rise up the challenge with us. Collective action is the only way to achieve halving global emissions by 2030.”

Arçelik – Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO:
“The world is indeed at a crucial turning point, and we are all being called upon to help steer it towards a greener and more sustainable future. Our role is clear and the actions we must implement are even clearer. We must halve global emissions and enforce a cleaner way of doing business by 2030 in order to limit global warming to 1.5C and we can do so with smart investment and future-defining strategy. Arçelik is investing $50 million into renewable energy, energy efficiency and 100% green electricity purchasing initiatives, in all of our global manufacturing plants, by 2030. In addition to this, Arçelik fully supports a new energy market with its solar business model. But the work does not stop here; we need policies that will drive change and encourage businesses to follow suit so we can build stronger, just, and more resilient economies together.”

Asics Corporation – Chairman and CEO Motoi Oyama:
“We appeal to G20 leaders to seize this pivotal moment to take action that ensures we can collectively halve global emissions by 2030. Business has the potential to bring about rapid change, but we need clear and consistent policies to drive the business investments and decisions that will build stronger, just, and more resilient economies, both for our own business activities across the globe, as well as those of our business partners in other G20 countries. We believe that for people to achieve a sound mind in a sound body, we need a sound earth. ”

Atlassian – Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO:
“We urge G20 leaders to step up and go all in to collectively halve global emissions by 2030 in order to limit warming to 1.5C. We all have a part to play. With greater investment in renewables, carbon abatement and national-level commitments, we can scale up the solutions that exist today and simultaneously innovate to develop the rest. Business has the potential to bring about rapid change, but we need clear and consistent policies to drive the business investments and decisions that will build stronger and more resilient economies.”

Croda – Steve Foots, CEO:
“We are committed to becoming the most sustainable supplier of innovative ingredients and recognise the importance for all countries and organisations to work together to place climate-related issues at the top of the agenda. The 1.5°C ambition of the Paris Agreement is pivotal for us to minimise the most catastrophic effects of climate change and protect our world for generations to come. Now is the time for us all to convert ambitious climate goals into action and drive emission reduction programs across countries, global markets and supply chains.”

Godrej & Boyce – Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director:
“The urgency couldn’t be clearer: Climate change poses existential threat to society and to business. In the fight against this global challenge for our planet, we as business leaders recognise that climate action is a path to job creation, economic growth, improved public health and enhanced innovation. Godrej and Boyce is committed to being a part of the solution and calls upon G20 leaders to go all in to collectively halve global emissions by 2030 in order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade by the end of this century”.

Iberdrola – Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Director of Climate Change and Alliances:
“We urge G20 leaders to step up and go all in to collectively halve global emissions by 2030 in order to limit warming to 1.5C. We all have a part to play. With greater investment and the right policy signals we can scale up the solutions that exist today and simultaneously innovate to develop the rest. Business has the potential to bring about rapid change, but we need clear and consistent policies to drive the business investments and decisions that will build stronger, just, and more resilient economies.”

Freshfields – Senior Partner Georgia Dawson: 
“Businesses have a crucial role to play in the transition to a low-carbon future. Working alongside governments, with greater investment and the right regulatory infrastructure and policies in place, I believe we can scale up the solutions that will build stronger, just, and more resilient economies. We are delighted to join many businesses in helping to shape the conditions through which our people and economies can thrive, while protecting our environment and the planet.”

Legrand – Benoît Coquart, CEO:
“Conscious of the climate emergency we are facing while we approach a crucial COP26, ​Legrand is joining forces with hundreds of other companies in calling on the G20 to set policies that will keep the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal within reach. We believe that business and government can go further and faster on climate action together. Legrand is responding daily to environmental, societal and technological challenges, and the Group is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions and reaching science-based targets in line with the objective of limiting the rise in temperatures to 1.5°C.”

Levi Strauss & Co. – Liz O’Neill, Chief Operations Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.:
“Levi Strauss & Co. set science-based targets on climate consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C in 2018, knowing that ambitious corporate action was needed to help address the existential crisis of our time. We now urge G20 leaders to do likewise and to take the steps needed to halve global emissions by 2030. This will provide coherency for companies like ours that are committed to climate action and help us go further faster to collectively deliver impact. It will encourage others to act as well, driving action at the scale needed to address the climate crisis and build stronger, just, and more resilient economies.”

Lyft – Anthony Foxx, Lyft’s Chief Policy Officer and former US Secretary of Transportation under President Obama:
“If we are ever going to reverse the disastrous impacts of climate change, it’s going to take the work of all of us. For our part, Lyft is committed to reaching 100% electric vehicles on our platform by 2030 in order to slash greenhouse gas emissions, and we are calling on G20 leaders to adopt policies that help do the same. Together, we can continue to take bold steps to overcome one of the most pressing challenges in a generation.”

Natura & Co. – Roberto Marques, Executive Chairman and Group CEO:
“Natura & Co. calls on G20 Leaders to scale up the ambition to tackle the climate crisis. The future of our planet depends on the choices made now. We urge policy makers to strengthen NDCs to guarantee we halve global emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050, to accelerate the phasing out non-renewables, and to align public finance with our 1.5°C goal.”

Ørsted – Mads Nipper, CEO
“We urge G20 leaders to do everything possible to halve global emissions by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5C. The time to act is now in our collective fight against climate change – we have no time to waste. As the production and use of energy accounts for 73% of global emissions, a step change in the pace of the energy transition is essential to reach our goals. Governments hold the key to unlocking a more sustainable future – but must urgently enhance green energy ambitions and emissions reduction targets ahead of COP26. Ørsted stands ready to support governments in achieving the deep decarbonisation needed to ensure a better future for all.”

SAP – Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer:
“We need G20 leaders to agree to halve global emissions by 2030. With that mandate, business can get to work reshaping the global economy to make it a reality. We can use our capital, technology, networks, and innovations to scale the solutions that will get us there. Business is the only force that can make this rapid change happen. Consistent and ambitious policies for a 1.5 degree world will help focus our collective energy and accelerate our investments to build it.”

Volvo – Stuart Templar, Director of Global Sustainability:
“We all have a role to play in tackling the climate crisis. Volvo Cars is part of the problem, and by addressing carbon emissions across our entire business – including by planning to be a fully electric car company by 2030 – we’re taking tangible steps to be part of the solution. We need G20 leaders to work with us to help us reach our climate goals, including through clear end dates for fossil fuel vehicle sales and investment in rapid and clean charging infrastructure.”

Unilever – Alan Jope, CEO:
“Time is running out to keep 1.5 degrees within reach. The private sector is already taking bold action as the business case for resilient, net-zero economies is crystal clear. But we can only get there if governments set ambitious climate goals. We urge the G20 leaders to go all-in on the goal of halving global emissions by 2030, with targets, policies and public investment commensurate with the scale of that challenge. In doing so, they can set the world on course for a new era of sustainable, inclusive and resilient growth, at a time when it has never been more necessary.”

Wipro Ltd – P S Narrayan, Global Head Sustainability and Social Initiatives:
“The urgency couldn’t be clearer: Climate change poses existential threat to society and to business. In the fight against this global challenge for our planet, we as business leaders recognise that climate action is a path to equitable job creation, economic growth, improved public health and enhanced innovation. Wipro are committed to being a part of the solution and call on G20 leaders to go all in to collectively halve global emissions by 2030 in order to limit warming to 1.5ºC.”

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