Businesses around the world are calling for governments to set bold, ambitious climate targets and enact stronger, clear policies to achieve them. These targets and policies give businesses the clarity and confidence they need to invest in and build the technologies, markets, and business models of the zero-carbon future.
In the US, 408 companies and investors, collectively representing over $4 trillion in annual revenue and employing over 7 million US workers across all 50 states, called for an NDC of at least 50% emission reduction by 2030 (April 2021)
In Japan, more than 170 Japanese companies called for an NDC of at least 50% emission reduction by 2030 compared to 2013 levels (March 2021).
In Japan, 50 RE100 companies headquartered or with operations in the country and more than 150 Japanese companies called for a stronger renewable energy target of 50% of the energy mix by 2030 (October 2020 and April 2021).
In the European Union, more than 170 CEOs called on the EU to raise the bloc’s NDC ambition to at least 55% by 2030 (September 2020).
In the UK, over 200 companies called on the British government to deliver a clean, just recovery in line with the net zero by 2050 commitment (June 2020).
In the US, over 75 U.S. businesses met with a bipartisan group of U.S. federal lawmakers to call on Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation, including a price on carbon (May 2019).
In the European Union, CEOs from more than 50 businesses, investors and business networks called on the EU to endorse a long-term decarbonisation strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 (May 2019).
In the UK, 120 companies called on the UK government to legislate for a net zero by 2050 economy (May 2019).
In Germany, big businesses called on the government to rapidly speed up the shift to electric vehicles (March 2019).
In Japan, more than 90 Japanese businesses called for their government to commit to net zero domestic emissions by 2050 (November 2018).
Globally, the We Mean Business Coalition has called on governments to support ambitious policies across key systems for a just transition to a net zero emissions by 2050, including at the G7.