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Climate change requires more than future commitments – It requires action, now.

Author: Gilda Charles, Oxfam America, Published on: 30 November 2015

…[A] range of companies…have committed to…taking measures to reduce their carbon emissions…[F]or millions of people around the world, climate…[is] wreaking havoc on their lives already…Millions of people in developing countries…face hunger and poverty…as droughts and erratic rains decimate entire fields, global temperatures reach new records, and El Niño brings increasingly severe storms…In many cases, the most vulnerable people…are also the small scale farmers who produce key agricultural products for leading global companies…And…some of the largest global industries are also feeling the effects of climate change…[I]t is incredibly important that companies…meet their future-focused mitigation commitments with equally robust initiatives to address the current risks to their supply chains by supporting the resilience of the communities they depend on for raw materials…[I]t is…possible for businesses to make changes to their current practices now, that will not only support the ability of vulnerable communities to adapt, but will also protect their future success...Local actors, who already have the indigenous knowledge necessary to build resilience, must be at the center of designing and implementing effective adaptation strategies...[Also refers to Keurig Green Mountain Coffee.]

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Related companies: Green Mountain Coffee