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USA: Fortune 500 companies demand climate action from Congress & Paris climate conference
Author: Climate Action Programme, Published on: 22 April 2015
"Earth Day: Fortune 500 firms marching on Capitol Hill", 22 Apr 2015
Leading Fortune 500 companies will march on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to mark Earth Day and demand U.S. Congress take action on climate change.The group is organised by nonprofit Ceres and will include Kellogg Co., Unilever, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Nestle, Mars and Owens Corning. Other firms joining the march are Eileen Fisher, Gap Inc., JLL, L’Oreal, Seventh Generation, Vulcan, Aspen Skiing Company, Ben & Jerry’s, Burton Snowboards and Dignity Health....The companies travelling to Washington D.C. will urge U.S. leaders to secure a strong global deal on climate change in Paris this December at the UN COP21 climate conference...Most of the firms heading to Capitol Hill, as well more than 200 other companies, have signed a letter supporting the EPA’s plan, a centrepiece of U.S. efforts to reduce emissions.