In response to today’s open letter from global CEOs to World Leaders urging concrete climate action, Tim Gore, Oxfam International’s Climate Advisor, said:
“We welcome engagement by a broad group of companies across sectors calling on governments to agree an ambitious deal at the UN climate talks in Paris later this year. But companies themselves need to go further in addressing their own climate change footprints by establishing science-based reduction targets, adopting internal carbon prices, committing to 100% renewable electricity goals, and implementing comprehensive adaptation strategies that apply across their value chains.
“Today’s call to governments from the private sector must be echoed by many other voices in the business community to help secure a bold climate agreement in Paris.
“At the same time, companies need to start putting new climate-related policy commitments into practice. Only then will real change happen for the millions of people suffering the consequences of climate change.”