In December 2015, the world came together to sign the Paris Agreement, a global climate change agreement that laid the groundwork for a low-carbon future. In order to make that future a reality, companies, governments and individuals must work together toward climate neutrality. As outlined in the Paris Agreement, all of us have a role to play in rapidly moving the planet toward a pathway that keeps global temperature from raising above 2 degrees Celsius.
For organizations, addressing climate change makes simple economic sense. Whether threatened by supply chain disruption, extreme weather events or rising resource costs, forward-thinking businesses already support bold climate action. They are already unlocking growth, creating jobs and innovating to meet societal and economic needs.
The United Nations Climate Change secretariat invites organizations to take the Climate Neutral Now Pledge. The pledge represents a growing movement of companies and governments taking the lead on reducing emissions and accelerating the global journey to a climate-neutral future.
Organizations that take the pledge commit to:
- Measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions for an agreed-upon period of time
- Reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible
- Offset remaining emissions with UN Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).