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The nonprofit will work with the Environmental Defense Fund to share information on best practices to reduce carbon emissions and pursue this goal in a transparent manner.
The initiative will be called Transform to Net Zero.
“Continuing to widen the gap between where we are on climate change and where we need to be. EDF President Fred Krupp said whether there is a difference between businesses that just talk about action and those that are actually working. “This new initiative has tremendous potential to close these gaps.”
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Net zero requires emission reductions across the entire value chain, including the impact of products and services and the supply chain. We need to combine with the latest science to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from net zero and increase our capacity to remove GHG in the near term so that companies – and the world – can be purified from zero to 2050 later Could. The group said in a release, “Stable climate means and there should be a mix of climate-positive actions.”
Earlier this year it was already said that the company plans to move beyond carbon neutral to become carbon neutral by 2030.
“No company can address the climate crisis alone,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a release on Tuesday. “That’s why leading companies are evolving and sharing best practices, research and learning to help everyone move forward.”
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Other tech companies have captured the movement, although transforms are not part of the pact.
Apple Inc AAPL,
Tuesday joined the ambitious objective of its rivals, believing that it could reduce and offset its entire supply chain and production of its iPhones and other devices, all in under 10 years. .
The company pledged to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Apple’s global corporate operations are already carbon neutral, so Tuesday’s update means the company will extend that goal to its manufacturing supply chain and product life cycle.
Earlier this year, Amazon AMZN,
CEO Jeff Bezos, often tagged for the carbon footprint of his distribution empire, created a $ 10 billion fund to fight climate change.
All efforts largely align with the demands of the voluntary Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to keep global average temperature rise below 2 ° C, and ideally limit it to 1.5 °.
Private US companies have largely been working alone since the Trump administration ousted the country from the Paris House deal, citing the White House’s belief that developing nations do not share the burden.