20 Oct '11, 1pm

Unilever, Shell Among 185 Companies Calling for Government Action on Climate

Shell, Unilever, Alcoa, Proctor & Gamble and Johnson and Johnson today joined 180 other companies in calling on governments to take action to keep the global rise in temperatures below two degrees Celsius. The companies called for governments to agree a “robust, equitable and effective agreement” at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Durban, South Africa in December, saying that without such a deal, business won’t have enough certainty to invest to its full potential. They said time is running out to keep global warming under 2 degrees C. In the 2? C Challenge Communiqué , the companies called for a carbon price sufficient to drive the necessary emissions reductions. They said governments should draw on a wide variety of tools, including taxes and trading systems, to create that price signal. The signatories also called for countries to tackle defores...

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