When representatives of most of the world’s nations met at COP22 in Morocco in November, they showed continued momentum towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions by implementing the Paris agreement. That deal, forged at COP21 in Paris in 2015, calls for hard targets to limit the increase in the Earth’s temperature to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.
With U.S. participation now in question, more than 600 global companies, with over $1 trillion in combined annual revenue, this week released a statement urging President-elect Donald Trump, his administration and Congress to implement goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. Among the signatories are names like Dupont, General Mills, HP, Johnson & Johnson, PG&E, VF Corporation, Intel and Unilever. “We want the US economy to be energy efficient and powered by low carbon energy,” reads the statement, released on Jan 10.