01 Dec '11, 6pm

Shell, Unilever, Tesco Among Blue-Chip Firms Urging Climate Action

Shell, Unilever, Tesco Among Blue-Chip Firms Urging Climate Action

The Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change has confirmed that over 340 companies from 38 countries have now signed up to its latest Communiqué calling on the world's governments to take ambitious action to limit average global temperature increases to below 2°C. The 2°C Challenge Communiqué will be formally launched at the Durban Summit next week in a move designed to step up pressure on diplomats as they attempt to broker a new global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The Communiqué builds on the previous Copenhagen and Durban Communiqués released at the past two UN climate change summits, and calls on governments to make "visible progress" towards a new international treaty, arguing that "without this agreement, business lacks the clarity and certainty needed to invest to its fullest potential". "We must not let short-term concerns, however important, drive ...

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