Taking action on climate change represents one of this century’s most significant business opportunities. 1754 companies globally now recognize the transition to a zero-carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all. Get in touch with our team by filling in the form below, or read about the coalition’s commitments.
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.
Creating a zero-carbon energy system
The energy system powers economic growth. By committing to source 100% renewable power and double energy productivity, companies are helping catalyze further, faster transition to a zero-carbon energy system, whilst securing greater energy security, cost savings and growth.
Driving a zero-carbon 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 commitment to increasing the pace of electric vehicle uptake and growing the market for the world’s most sustainable fuels are vital to reducing urban emissions.
Natural Climate Solutions
Harnessing land and eliminating deforestation
Making progress on mitigation 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. While 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 the vital materials of steel and cement.
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 committing to develop consistent, accountable, and transparent internal practices around climate change management.