Today, COVID-19 pandemic together with dangerous climate change has reinforced the consequential role of businesses in advocating for a green recovery grounded in climate action. Businesses have the opportunity to build resilience in their operations and supply chains, and help drive the shift from a grey to a green economy by investing in clean renewable energy, promoting green decent jobs, and divesting from fossil fuels. Corporate climate action plays an essential part in sending market signals for countries to enhance climate policy, and contributes to decrease emissions, drive innovation, increase investor confidence and build a stronger, more resilient net-zero carbon economy.
Learn more with the UN Global Compact and read the statement “Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better”.
Business Ambition for 1.5°C
The Mission 1.5 game represents how hard (but possible!) it is to achieve the goals of 1.5°C. Everyone from citizens to companies have to be part of the solution. Companies can help achieve a 1.5°C future by committing to reduce their emissions in line with a 1.5°C, net-zero carbon by 2050 trajectory. This is what the companies who are part of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign are already doing by setting emissions reduction targets through the Science-Based Targets initiative.