Posicionamento do CDP North America

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Lance Pierce, President, CDP North America, said: “More than a decade ago, a number of the largest investors in the country became convinced that climate change posed a systemic risk to their ability to invest their beneficiaries’ retirement savings securely and for the long term. That risk hasn’t gone away.
“Today, climate change is a mainstream concern and the country’s largest investors are calling for transparency from companies on how they are managing the transition to a low-carbon economy. “American companies are responding. Recent analysis of Fortune 500 companies revealed that half have a goal in place to cut their climate pollution, while 190 of these companies reported savings of $3.7 billion a year by addressing climate change. The emission reductions from these efforts are equivalent to taking 45 coal-fired power plants offline every year, with Praxair, IBM and Microsoft among the companies saving tens of millions of dollars annually through their energy efficiency efforts.

“The US is a leader in the low-carbon economy, with renewable energy becoming our country’s largest source of new electric capacity as the cost of clean energy falls. And it’s renewables, not coal, that are creating American jobs, with the solar and wind industries alone both creating jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the US economy.

“The Paris Agreement represents a managed transition. Walking away from this places the US at a competitive disadvantage, both in managing the systemic risk of climate change, and in building on the international opportunities afforded by being a leader in the low-carbon economy.”

 

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