8 major companies call for strong climate action by Australian Govt. & intl. community at Paris summit
Author: AGL, BHP Billiton, General Electric, Mirvac, Santos, Unilever, Wesfarmers, Westpac, Published on: 18 September 2015
Climate change is affecting our businesses and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that we have a role to play and we want to play our part...We have come together because we acknowledge that climate change will continue to have serious implications for our customers, the community and the economy. These are risks we need to manage. Investing in Australia’s response to climate change will deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits for us all. We support the Australian government’s commitment to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, alongside other nations within an international agreement. Australia needs to play its fair part in global action... We are also vulnerable to climate impacts and we have a strategic interest in managing climate change...We all recognise the need for a responsible transition to decarbonised, sustainable economic development...We will continue to invest in an effective business response. We remain committed to working with other companies, investors, community stakeholders and governments to support a successful outcome in Paris.