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12 Dec 2015

Peyton Fleming, Ceres

Ceres statement

"Ceres and its Business Partners Applaud Historic International Climate Agreement in Paris"

Ceres president Mindy Lubber joined…U.S. investors and business executives today in praising the final international climate change agreement announced tonight in Paris. The historic agreement includes unprecedented GHG-reducing commitments from 186 countries…a binding commitment to limit global temperature rise to well under 2 degrees Celsius…and a long-term goal of achieving peak global emissions as soon as possible…Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk…[said] “Given the global reach of the agreement and the follow-up mechanisms behind it, I’m confident we could see trillions…pouring into the low-carbon economy worldwide every year…We must all collectively hold ourselves accountable for bringing this agreement to life.”…"We applaud this historic agreement, which we hope will not only mitigate the impacts of climate change but also incentivize innovation and support sustainable growth for business,” said Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator, at NIKE, Inc…[Also refers to PG&E Corporation.]