CEOs back GHG action

28th April 2015


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A group of 43 chief executives has written an open letter to world leaders pledging their commitment to global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

The CEOs represent companies including AkzoNobel, BT Group, Ikea, Philips Lighting, Swiss Re and Veolia. The letter urges world leaders to reach an ambitious deal on the climate and sustainable development goals at UN meetings later this year.

It extends an open offer to governments to meet and co-design tangible action and effective targets. The CEOs pledge to act as ambassadors for climate action, focusing on solutions and economic opportunities.

They will also actively manage climate risks and incorporate them in decision making, and consider how to strengthen the resilience of their companies and also society.

The letter outlines support for measures including carbon pricing; robust monitoring, reporting and verification; and disclosure on financial investments and policies relating to energy.

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