Amazon and Global Optimism announced today that more than 300 companies have now joined The Climate Pledge, a multi-sector community of companies and organizations that collaborate to jointly pursue an ambitious goal: achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Ten years earlier than expected under an agreement Paris. Among the nearly 100 new signatories are Gransolar and five other companies in the country: Natra, Crest, Making Science, Paack Logistics and Hammam Alendalus.
All are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040, a decade before the Paris Agreement. Other international companies joining this commitment are Maersk, the world’s largest container carrier; SAP, the leading developer of business software; American Timber Company Weyerhaeuser; The largest residential solar energy company in the United States, Sunrun; and one of the leading brands in connected car and audio services, Harman.
In all, the signatories of the Climate Pledge have total sales of more than 3.5 billion euros worldwide, and they have more than 8 million employees, in 51 sectors and 29 countries.
The signatory companies to the Climate Pledge commit to the following:
• Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions regularly.
• Implementing decarbonization strategies, in line with the Paris Agreement, through innovation and real changes to their business, including improvements in their efficiency, use of renewable energies, material reduction and other strategies to eliminate carbon emissions.
• Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, measurable, real, lasting and socially beneficial offsets to achieve emissions neutrality before 2040, a decade before the 2050 target set in the Paris Agreement.
Companies from all sectors
The Climate Pledge also welcomed several companies that previously received funding through the Climate Pledge Fund, a $2 billion investment program through which Amazon promotes the development of sustainable technologies and services that help both Amazon, like other companies, achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. .
Among them are BETA Technologies, an electric aviation company, and technology company Infinium dedicated to renewable fuels. Both are dedicated to facilitating the decarbonization of the logistics sector. 13% of the more than 300 Climate Pledge signatories are from the transportation, aviation and logistics sectors, which anticipate rapid growth in demand for products and services that help reduce the sector’s carbon emissions, according to the initiative’s promoters.
For its part, Pachama, also a new site and recipient of the Climate Pledges Fund, is bringing quality, transparency and scope to nature-based carbon markets. Pachma uses remote sensing and machine learning to measure and monitor carbon stored in forests over time. This allows organizations and individuals to offset their carbon emissions with confidence through reforestation and forest conservation projects.
Today’s announcement highlights the findings of the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which insists on the need to act immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to invest in natural climate solutions to limit temperature rise to less than 1.5°C. and mitigate it. ruin.
“Given the great danger that the latest scientific data warns of, the business community must have a clear path: to take a step forward and accelerate emissions reduction, so that we can avoid the most serious harm yet to come,” says Christiana Figueres, co-founder of Global Optimism. and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. “
“It is encouraging that more than 300 companies have committed to working together to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 or earlier through the Climate Pledge. But 300 companies are not enough to achieve the transformations we need. For this reason, I encourage all business leaders to recognize and apply the science in their work and make the changes we need without delay”, concludes Figueres,