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10 Jun 2015

Adam Vaughan, Guardian (UK)

80 companies call on British Prime Minister David Cameron to take stronger climate action

"British companies call on David Cameron to take stronger climate action",

Eighty British companies, including two of the big six energy companies and high street names including John Lewis and Tesco, have called on David Cameron to take stronger action on climate change both at home and abroad...The letter is also signed by Sky, Ikea, Coca-Cola, Kingfisher, Unilever and Thames Water, and asks Cameron to seek a “strong climate deal” in Paris that would avoid dangerous global warming...Today’s letter is the latest in a string of interventions by businesses over the UN climate talks, and follows a letter by big oil and gas companies including BP, Shell and Total last week calling for carbon pricing to help cut emissions...