Only a handful of companies are setting emission reduction targets in line with what climate scientists say is necessary – that must change.
It’s time for a new era of corporate climate action—one that’s informed by the most up to date science.
Given that so many companies know climate change poses a risk that must be acted on now, why aren’t more adjusting their emissions targets to reflect what climate science tells us is necessary?
Long-term planning may be difficult in the fast-moving world of business, but it’s at the core of what all companies must do well to thrive. This is no different when it comes to setting ambitious emissions reduction goals.
The UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit will bring CEOs and heads of government to New York City on September 23, 2014. Photo credit: Chris Ford/Flickr
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