The role of the business sector in tackling the climate crisis

This article discusses the role of the business sector in tackling the climate crisis. We can’t reach the Paris Agreement climate goals without business on board. Some companies are taking action, but big polluters are lagging behind. It’s a major topic at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany.

It’s that time of the year when climate negotiators have come together in an attempt to solve the climate crisis. This time in the German city of Bonn for a round of talks that pave the way for the December COP25 climate conference in Chile.

One thing delegates are talking about is the role of business in tackling rising global temperatures.

“Climate change is everyone’s business and business needs to be a part of the solution,”  Majda Dabaghi, director of inclusive and green growth for the International Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization told DW.

Experts agree that the corporate sector has a vital role to play in reaching the 1.5 C goal as called for in the  2018 IPCC report — and some companies are ready to act.

Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, has promised to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2020 and the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk, has pledged to replace fossil fuels with alternative sources such as biofuels in order to achieve  net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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