Business calls for bold climate policies at UN Summit

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Don’t come with a speech, come with a plan.
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Welcome to the first of two September editions of the We Mean Business coalition newsletter, focused on the UN Climate Summit and Climate Week NYC.

Forward-looking companies from around the world are gathering in New York to call for bold climate policies. They are echoing the call made by tens of thousands of school strikers globally. By committing to transition to the net-zero carbon economy by 2050, global leaders can give businesses and civil society the clarity and direction they need to go further and faster.

The transition to a zero-carbon economy has already begun. It is achievable and brings significant benefits. But it’s not happening fast enough. We are building a better future, but we need to do it faster.

Better Future Faster, launching today, showcases the scale of progress underway as we transition towards a zero-carbon economy. The campaign tracks advances across key systems – including Transport, Power and the Built Environment – and the actors within those systems. It brings to life dynamic signals from companies and investors stepping up, to policy makers and civil society committing to a bold vision of the future, and the technological advances helping to make it a reality.

While this progress is inspiring, it’s not happening fast enough, which is why business leaders and policy makers need to build on the momentum to accelerate the transition to the zero-carbon economy.

Find out how you can help create a Better Future Faster here > 

Join the call to build on the powerful progress already underway.

Companies that haven’t yet done so can Sign the Pledge – committing to set an ambitious science-based emission reduction target that’s aligned with what science says is necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C and to reaching net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.

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