Science Must Determine Company Climate Targets, Say Executives
Cochin Herald|January - February 2021
Companies must listen to scientists and align their plans to reach net zero targets with a global pact to fight climate change, said experts at a conference recently.

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries agreed to take steps to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and preferably to 1.5C, compared with pre-industrial levels.

But time is running out and scientists warn that society needs rapid and unprecedented change to curb global warming and avoid catastrophic climate change.

Governments and companies need to be thinking about what the scientists are telling us. COVID-19 teaches us that, Sean Kidney, chief executive of Climate Bonds Initiative, said.

In the United States, the incoming administration includes a strong team of leaders, including former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate czar, to help advance new technology and reduce carbon emissions, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, said.

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