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Taking action on climate change represents one of this century’s most significant business opportunities. 1935 companies globally now recognize the transition to a net-zero economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all.

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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 net-zero 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 net-zero energy system, whilst securing greater energy security, cost savings and growth.


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 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.


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.

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