This piece was highlighted by Climate Earth on July 31, 2018.
The Paris Agreement of 2015, forged during that year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, provides cautious hope in the form of nearly 200 governments’ commitment to address climate change in verifiable ways. However, it alone is not enough.
A new paradigm, the low carbon economy, must be successfully built and it’s clear the world’s corporations have a lead role to play in that effort. Carbon emissions associated with the realities of conducting global business on a massive scale simply must be curtailed to achieve realization of the defining goal established in Paris – to limit this century’s temperature increase to well below 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Is it possible that the Science-Based Targets initiative has set in motion the necessary impetus for the critically needed transition to that low carbon economy?