Companies sign up en masse to "science-based" carbon targets

Author: Jocelyn Timperley, Business Green, Published on: 8 December 2015

More than 110 firms, including household names Coca Cola and Procter & Gamble, have now adopted targets in line with the science on how to keep global warming below 2C, the Science Based Targets initiative announced today. The initiative…encourages companies to set ambitious carbon targets in line with recommendations of the UN's scientific advisory body the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…The 114 participating companies have combined annual emissions of at least 476 million tonnes CO2…A series of new targets were signed off today at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) business focus event in Paris, including a pledge by Kellogg to reduce its emissions intensity 15 per cent by 2020 from a 2015 baseline and its absolute value chain emissions 20 per cent by 2030…[Also refers to Dell, Enel, General Mills, NRG Energy and Sony.]

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Related companies: Coca-Cola Dell Enel General Mills Kellogg NRG Energy Procter & Gamble Sony