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Corporate Giants Fighting Climate Change

July 27, 2015
The new efforts by U.S. business giants result in more than 1,600 megawatts of new renewable energy, reductions in energy use and pollution and aid in efforts to fight deforestation.

Thirteen companies pledged at least $140 billion in new efforts to reduce emissions and fight climate change, the White House announced today. 

The corporate actions, which include efforts from Apple, Alcoa and General Motors, among others, come as part of the Obama administration’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, designed to build support for the December climate summit in Paris.

President Obama has been ramping up the fight against climate change during his second term. His administration has been rallying support for the Paris talks, which are intended to secure a commitment to limit the rise in global temperatures linked to greenhouse gases to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

The entire article, “White House Announces New Corporate Efforts to Fight Climate Change,” appeared on IndustryWeek, a companion site of EHS Today and part of Penton's Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group.

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