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Industry joins Greenpeace to demand climate action

A group representing 160 multinationals made a joint statement [at World Summit on Sustainable Development] with the environmental group Greenpeace calling on world leaders for an international system for halting global warming. The statement by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - which counts Caterpillar, Ford Motor Co, Dow Chemical, ICI, and Sony among its members - stopped just short of fully endorsing the Kyoto pact on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.