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12 Dec 2015

B Team

B Team statement

"Business Leaders Welcome Historic Global Climate Agreement"

Today, in Paris, world leaders signed the Paris Climate Agreement. We applaud governments of the world for achieving an historic and ambitious agreement to address climate change and shift the world toward a thriving, clean and just economy…This sends a clear market signal to all companies and investors that governments and citizens of the world are demanding that the global economy achieves net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of the century…The business community is poised to work in partnership with governments and civil society to ensure its effective implementation. We now have the ability to unlock trillions of dollars of capital to transition towards a thriving clean energy future…We have the tools, resources and technology to accelerate the transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2050…Solving climate change is fundamentally about upholding the rights of people around the world…[Also refers to Kering, Safaricom, Salesforce, Unilever, and Virgin Group.]